Human Spaceflights

International Flight No. 342


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Launch, orbit and landing data

Launch date:  18.01.2024
Launch time:  21:49:11 UTC
Launch site:  Cape Canaveral (KSC)
Launch pad:  39-A
Altitude:  ~400 km
Inclination:  51.66°
Docking ISS:  20.01.2024, 10:42 UTC
Undocking ISS:  07.02.2024, 14:20 UTC
Landing date:  09.02.2024
Landing time:  13:30 UTC
Landing site:  80.7W 29.8N

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Crew Ax-3

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No.   Surname Given names Position Flight No. Duration Orbits
1  Lopez-Alegria  Michael Eladio "LA"  CDR 6 21d 15h 40m 49s  338 
2 Italy  Villadei  Walter  PLT 1 21d 15h 40m 49s  338 
3 Türkiye  Gezeravci  Alper  MS 1 21d 15h 40m 49s  338 
4 Sweden  Wandt  Hans Marcus  MS 1 21d 15h 40m 49s  338 

Crew seating arrangement

1  Lopez-Alegria
2  Villadei
3  Gezeravci
4  Wandt
Crew Dragon cockpit
1  Lopez-Alegria
2  Villadei
3  Gezeravci
4  Wandt

Backup Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position
1  Whitson  Peggy Annette  CDR
2  ?  ?  PLT
3 Türkiye  Atasever  Tuva Cihangir  MS
4    ?  ?  MS


Launch vehicle:  Falcon 9 (B1080.5)
Spacecraft:  Dragon 2 (D2 C212.3)


Private mission by Axiom Space.
Launch from Cape Canaveral (KSC), Launch Complex 39-A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The spacecraft landed off the coast of Florida ~80 km northeast of Daytona Beach / ~140 km southeast of Jacksonville.
Ax-3 docked to the International Space Station on January 20,2024 at 10:42 UTC.

Axiom Space's crew of four astronauts conducted more than 30 different experiments while aboard the space station. Data collected on ground before and after the mission as well as in flight will impact understanding of human physiology on Earth and on orbit, as well as advance scientific understanding, harness opportunities for industrial advancements, and develop technologies for humanity's progress.
Commercial and academic partnership activities also remain a strong focus for this Axiom Space mission, as the company leads in building a global research community and robust and sustainable economic ecosystem in LEO.


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Last update on February 10, 2024.