SpaceX summed it up this way, “On Friday, August 8 at 11:17 a.m. ET, Falcon 9 launched Axiom Space’s Ax-1 mission, Dragon’s fifth human spaceflight to the International Space Station, from historic Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage landed on the droneship, A Shortfall of Gravitas, which was stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
Axiom Space’s Ax-1 mission is the first all-private human spaceflight mission to the International Space Station. The Ax-1 crew will participate in educational outreach and conduct innovative research experiments while on the orbiting laboratory.”
This image is priceless, showing NASA’s SLS (Space Launch System) rocket on the launchpad off in the distance and the SpaceX rocket in the foreground. Both are designed for human space flight.
Please use the following spaceX.com link for a replay of the launch .