Four private citizens took off Friday on a SpaceX rocket en route to the International Space Station. The Axiom Space mission is the first flight to the station with an all-civilian crew.
- 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0, ignition. Lift off. Go Falcon. Go Dragon. Godspeed, Axiom 1.
[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]
- Copy, one alpha.
- [INAUDIBLE] position down range.
- Together, a new chapter begins. Godspeed, Ax-1.
- Stage 1 propulsion is nominal.
- T plus 38 seconds into this historic mission flying crew onboard Dragon and Falcon 9.
- [INAUDIBLE] telemetry nominal. Stage 1 throttle down.
- Throttling down in the preparation for max dynamic pressure.
- Falcon 9 is supersonic. XQ stage 1 throttle up.