Axiom Mission 2 (Ax-2) is the second all-private astronaut mission
to the International Space Station (ISS), operated by Axiom Space.
Ax-2 was launched on 21 May 2023 on a SpaceX Falcon 9, and successfully docked on 22 May.
Ax-2 is a significant milestone in the commercialization of space.
It is the first private mission to the ISS to be operated by a company other than NASA.
Ax-2 is also the first mission to the ISS to feature a crew of four people.
Ax-2 is a critical first step along the journey toward Axiom Station, the world's first commercial space station.
Axiom Station is a planned commercial space station that will be built in orbit around the Earth.
Axiom Station is scheduled to be launched in 2024.