Los Angeles February 18, 2020 – Following extraordinary evenings in Monaco, London & Miami, My Yacht® Group continues its series of Astronaut Dinners in partnership with Axiom Space fittingly in the City of Angels, Los Angeles at Dorchester Collection’s iconic Hotel Bel-Air that’s been welcoming Hollywood celebrities, world dignitaries, and discerning guests since 1946.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame and 4-time astronaut, Michael Lopez-Alegría – with 257 days in space and 67 spacewalk hours – is uniquely qualified to speak to the curated room of UHNWI about the life-changing effects of a journey to 250 miles above the earth.
NASA just selected the Houston-based private company for access to the ISS port, in no small part due to the extensive high-level expertise of Axiom’s leadership team. Co-founded by stalwart space entrepreneur Dr. Kam Ghaffarian and former NASA ISS Program Manager Michael Suffredini, both of whom have in excess of 35 years of human spaceflight experience, Axiom plans to launch a node module, research and manufacturing facility, crew habitat, and large-windowed Earth observatory to form the "Axiom Segment" of the ISS.
This new commercial platform will significantly increase the usable and habitable volume of the ISS, provide for novel avenues of research in areas such as isolation studies and Earth observation, and allow a gradual transfer of the innovative work being done on-station to prevent interruptions when the ISS is ultimately retired.
The company targets launch of the first module in the latter half of 2024. In addition to on-orbit research and manufacturing programs, among others, Axiom has entered into an agreement with NASA to train and fly professional, as well as private, astronauts to the ISS. 10-day private astronaut missions will see Space Tourists train alongside professional NASA astronauts with a program designed with optimal preparation and minimal schedule disruption in mind.
My Yacht Group and Axiom Space will host The Astronaut Dinners in a series of global cities in the coming months.
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