Saturday, May 20, 2023

Ax-2 Mission Pilot Profile: John Shoffner | Axiom Space

Ax-2 Mission Pilot Profile: John Shoffner | Axiom Space

The Pilot for Ax-2 is private astronaut John Shoffner. A STEM advocate, business pioneer, and life-long space enthusiast, he has been a pilot since age 17. Shoffner participates in extreme sports, from hang gliding to base jumping to high-performance racing. 

Ax-2: The second private mission to the International Space Station

"The Axiom Mission 2 (Ax-2) astronauts are part of the latest class of space pioneers and Axiom Space's next crew to expand access to the International Space Station (ISS) and low-Earth orbit. Aboard the orbiting laboratory, the four-person, multinational crew will conduct extensive research, investigate novel technologies, and engage with audiences around the world as champions of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics. Their efforts will continue to lay the groundwork and establish the key capabilities needed to build out and operate Axiom Station, the world's first commercial space station."

"Axiom Space is guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. The leader in providing space infrastructure as a service, Axiom offers end-to-end missions to the International Space Station today while privately developing its successor—a permanent commercial destination in Earth’s orbit that will sustain human growth off the planet and bring untold benefits back home."

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Credit: Axiom Space
Duration: 2 minutes, 28 seconds
Release Date: May 20, 2023

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