C5 Capital Congratulates Axiom Space on Successful Ax-3 Mission to ISS

C5 Capital proudly congratulates its portfolio company Axiom Space on the successful launch and splashdown of their third private mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

Aboard the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, Axiom Mission 3 (Ax-3) successfully docked at the ISS on January 20, 2024. They joined the Expedition 70 crewmembers, spending 17 days docked to the ISS, culminating in the successful splashdown off the coast of Florida on 9 February.

The Ax-3 crew, composed of European astronauts Commander Michael López-Alegría, Pilot Walter Villadei, Mission Specialist Alper Gezeravcı, and Mission Specialist Marcus Wandt, embarked on this historic journey to conduct an array of over 30 experiments, spanning various fields of biology and technology, and participated in over 50 outreach engagements. Their work will contribute to advancements in microgravity research, technology demonstrations, and various scientific studies.

As the first all-European commercial astronaut mission to the ISS, Ax-3 exemplifies the power of international collaboration in space exploration and signifies the unity that transcends borders and connects humanity through the pursuit of scientific knowledge.

Axiom Space’s commitment to pushing boundaries and expanding human presence in space is evident in the successful launch and docking of the Ax-3 mission. The company’s vision of building the world’s first commercial space station continues to inspire the industry with its innovative approach to space exploration.

“We are thrilled to witness Axiom Space’s continued success in realizing their vision of commercial space travel,” said Jeanne Tisinger, Axiom Space board member, “Their achievements not only highlight the tremendous progress being made in the private space sector but also underscore the significant impact that private companies can have on advancing scientific research and fostering international collaboration.”

Axiom Space’s dedication to advancing the boundaries of space exploration aligns with C5 Capital’s commitment to supporting visionary entrepreneurs and disruptive technologies. C5 Capital is proud to be part of Axiom Space’s journey towards a sustainable and accessible commercial space industry.

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A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft carrying the Ax-3 crew splashed down off the coast of Daytona, FL on Feb. 9.

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