Axiom’s Peggy Whitson, a former NASA astronaut and ISS commander, will lead the Ax-2 mission. slated for next spring. Paying customer John Shoffner will serve as pilot.

Credit: Axiom Space

PARIS—Axiom Space plans to train and fly two Saudi astronauts on a flight to the International Space Station (ISS) as early as next year, the company said on Sept. 21. The agreement marks the third this week for Houston-based Axiom, which in April conducted its first privately financed mission to…

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