Human Spaceflights

International Flight No. 337


Crew Dragon Freedom


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Launch, orbit and landing data

Launch date:  21.05.2023
Launch time:  21:37:09 UTC
Launch site:  Cape Canaveral (KSC)
Launch pad:  39-A
Altitude:  400 km
Inclination:  51.66°
Docking ISS:  22.05.2023, 13:12 UTC
Undocking ISS:  30.05.2023, 15:05 UTC
Landing date:  31.05.2023
Landing time:  03:04 UTC
Landing site:  29.7N, 86.2W
Crew Ax-2

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No.   Surname Given names Position Flight No. Duration Orbits
1  Whitson  Peggy Annette  CDR 4 9d 05h 26m 51s  144 
2  Shoffner  John Paul  PLT 1 9d 05h 26m 51s  144 
3 Saudi Arabia  AlQarni  Ali  MS 1 9d 05h 26m 51s  144 
4 Saudi Arabia  Barnawi  Rayyanah  MS 1 9d 05h 26m 51s  144 

Crew seating arrangement

1  Whitson
2  Shoffner
3  AlQarni
4  Barnawi
Crew Dragon cockpit
1  Whitson
2  Shoffner
3  AlQarni
4  Barnawi

Backup Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position
1  Lopez-Alegria  Michael Eladio "LA"  CDR
2 Italy  Villadei  Walter  PLT
3 Saudi Arabia  Fardous  Mariam  MS
4 Saudi Arabia  Alghamdi  Ali  MS


Launch vehicle:  Falcon 9 (B1080.1)
Spacecraft:  Dragon 2 (C212.2)


Launch from Cape Canaveral (KSC), Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Crew Dragon Freedom docked 16 hours later with the International Space Station. The spacecraft landed 122 km southwest of Panama City / Florida in the Gulf of Mexico.

The four-person multinational astronaut crew of Ax-2 will conduct more than 20 different experiments while aboard the space station, made possible by NASA Space's full-service integration into the NASA process for science and technology activities onboard the ISS. Data collected in-flight will impact understanding of human physiology on Earth and on-orbit, as well as establish the utility of novel technologies that could be used for future human spaceflight pursuits and humankind on Earth. Axiom Space's partnerships offer the opportunity to expand the commercial space economy and support commercial innovations and manufacturing of biomedical products and advanced materials in low-Earth orbit.


crew in training crew in training
crew in training crew in training
Ax-2 rollout Ax-2 launch
Ax-2 recovery Ax-2 recovery


Last update on June 01, 2023.