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NASA's First Space Tourism Mission Scheduled to Launch on April 3

NASA's First Space Tourism Mission Scheduled to Launch on April 3

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NASA is gearing up to launch its first-ever space tourism mission to the International Space Station, with liftoff currently scheduled for April 3.

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As Digital Trends reports, the space agency is just days away from launching its very first privately crewed mission

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that will see three amateur astronauts travel to the International Space Station aboard the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft

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It will lift off from Florida's Kennedy Space Center on April 3, with the company's Falcon 9 rocket powering its trip to orbit.

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Former NASA astronaut Michael López-Alegría will serve as commander on the Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1) alongside a trio of space tourists

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The International Space Station has been orbiting Earth for 23 years, but NASA has plans to retire the outpost in 2030.

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