Friday, April 22, 2022

Happy Earth Day! | Axiom Space 1 Mission | International Space Station

Happy Earth Day! | Axiom Space 1 Mission | International Space Station

Axiom 1 Mission Commander Michael López-Alegría: "Going to space is an amazing adventure, but more than anything else it offers perspective in the most literal sense. You see the world differently and come home with a new frame of reference- a new way of looking at the world. We are all far more alike than we are different."

As the International Space Station orbits Earth, its four pairs of solar arrays soak up the sun’s energy to provide electrical power for the numerous research and science investigations conducted every day, as well as the continued operations of the orbiting platform.

Former NASA astronaut, Michael López-Alegría, is vice-president of business development for Axiom Space. López-Alegría has flown four times in space already on space shuttle missions STS-73, STS-92, and STS- 113. He was also the commander of International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 14, coming to and from the space station aboard a Russian Soyuz TMA-9.

Ax-1 crew members Commander Michael López-Alegría of Spain and the United States, Pilot Larry Connor of the United States, and Mission Specialists Eytan Stibbe of Israel, and Mark Pathy of Canada are on a 10-day space mission. The crew is spending over eight days on the International Space Station conducting scientific research, outreach, and commercial activities.

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Credit: Michael López-Alegría/Axiom Space

Image Date: April 21, 2022

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