AX1 Mission

Axiom Space announced in February 2021 the research behind its historic Ax-1 mission targeted for launch to the International Space Station in April 2022. Click here to read the press release

Ax-1 is the first in a series of private missions Axiom Space has planned. The Ax-1 crew included Michael López-Alegría, Larry Connor, Mark Pathy and Eytan Stibbe. The crew took part in microgravity experiments during their 11-day mission aboard the ISS. 

Mark Pathy, Ax-1 mission specialist, on behalf of The Montreal Children's Hospital, Canadian Research Universities and The Royal Canadian Geographical Society took part in scientific research projects. 

Pathy is conducting Earth observation activities in partnership with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Western University. These Earth observation activities will contribute to further analysis of the impact of climate change, urbanization, and other factors on the ecology and human habitation of North America.

Click here to read this Western News Article to learn more. 

Western Space Team Members: 


The following Western Space students were integral in helping with identfiying science targets on Earth for Mark Pathy to image from Space in-preparation for the mission:

Students: Neeraja Chinchalkar, Juan Jaimes Bermudez, Jamie Graff, Jack Hostrawser, Lauren Stone and Paige Julianna Cincio. 

Research Scientist: Christ Caudill

The images and data captured from the ISS will be analyzed by Western Space team. 

Stay tuned for mission updates!