A pair of SpaceX Astronaut Seats has purchased by Saudi Arabia

By Aazam

October 01, 2022

Saudi Arabia is planning to launch two astronauts to the International Space Station aboard a space capsule from Elon Musk's SpaceX

Saudi Arabia has become the new Gulf nation who makes contracts with private U.S. space companies

This deal was signed with Houston's Axiom Space, which will arrange and manage private missions to space on U.S. spacecraft for researchers and tourists

The Saudis would be the first from their country to go into space aboard a private spacecraft

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the U.S. space agency, is focusing on returning humans to the moon

The private astronauts aboard Ax-2 have  be approved by a NASA participating stakeholders and countries, such as Russia, Canada, Japan and the European Space Agency, a U.S. official

Axiom has launched its first private mission to the space station along with sending a four-man crew to the space station aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule that included a Canadian investor and an Israeli businessman