SpaceX and NASA’s First Private Launch to the Space Station

The Axiom-1 mission launched at 11:17 a.m. Eastern time from Kennedy Space Center in Florida

SpaceX and NASA’s First Private Launch to the Space Station

The astronauts are flying in a SpaceX Crew Dragon

SpaceX and NASA’s First Private Launch to the Space Station

the same capsule used by NASA’s astronauts, which was lifted to space by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX and NASA’s First Private Launch to the Space Station

A post-launch news conference is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.

SpaceX and NASA’s First Private Launch to the Space Station

The countdown to launch was just about flawless

SpaceX and NASA’s First Private Launch to the Space Station

About 12 minutes after launch, the Crew Dragon capsule detached from the second stage of the rocket

SpaceX and NASA’s First Private Launch to the Space Station

Axiom Space’s Twitter account will provide updates about the crew

SpaceX and NASA’s First Private Launch to the Space Station