- Larry Connor, Mark Pathy and Eytan Stibbe will be led by Micheal Lopez-Alegria on the first-ever private space travel trip in 2022
- All said that they are glad for the opportunity to be the first to experience such a wonderful mission
- Their space ship will take off in Florida and will use two days at the maximum before getting to its destination
The four people that will be travelling on the first-ever private space station flight have finally been known and each seat cost $55 million.
LADBible reports that Micheal Lopez-Alegria is the astronaut that will be leading them on the August mission. The names of the other three passengers are Larry Connor, Mark Pathy and Eytan Stibbe.
The mission will be undertaken in 2022 onboard SpaceX Falcon 9. The mission will be made possible through the joint efforts of Elon Musk’s organisation and Axiom Space.
In a recent interview, the astronaut said that he is grateful to have such a rare opportunity to spearhead the mission.
The launch will be done at Cape Canaveral in Florida and will take two days maximum to get to the International Space Station.
Connor said that he is thrilled to be part of the mission. It should be noted that he made his wealth in the 1980s and 90s before veering into real estate.
Pathy on the other hand is the chief of Mavrik Corp and will become the 11th Canadian to ever go into space while Stibbe will be the second Israeli to have such a golden opportunity.
Micheal Suffredini, the CEO of Axiom, said the people on the trip are doing so in the interest of their communities.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully launched two people into orbit. One of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rockets lifted off over the weekend to transport NASA astronauts to the International Space Station. The rocket lifted off at 21:22 SA time and about 12 minutes later, a relatively small payload separated from the 23-story launcher, slipping the spacecraft into low-Earth orbit, Business Insider reported.
The privately developed commercial spaceship - which is called Crew Dragon - carried NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley. Taking to Twitter, NASA tweeted about the historic moment, adding it is the first time in human history that their astronauts have entered the International Space Station from a commercially-made spacecraft.
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