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Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-25-2021 10:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Please use this topic to discuss Axiom Space's second private crewed mission (Ax-2) to the International Space Station.

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From Ax-2 commander Peggy Whitson (via Twitter):
Out of this world excited about being named Commander of the Axiom 2 flight to the International Space Station!! I am looking forward to showing my pilot, John Shoffner, some space ninja secrets too.
In addition to Whitson and Shoffner, the winner of Discovery Channel's proposed Who Wants to be an Astronaut? is slated to fly on Ax-2, too.

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posted 05-25-2021 12:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John Shoffner formed J2-Racing with his wife, Janine, in 2012. John was a driver for the team with multiple class wins and podium finishes in both Carrera cup and GT3 class.

J2 Racing's Mercedes-AMG GT3 is sponsored by Axiom Space:

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Maybe Whitson and Shoffner will fly with Tom Cruise and Doug Liman.

Rex Walheim is also now with Axiom. Whitson's backup/commander of mission no. 3?

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As noted above, three of the four seats on Ax-2 are reserved: Whitson, Shoffner and the winner of "Who Wants to be an Astronaut?"

From Shoffner (via Twitter):

Just hanging around with my commander Peggy Whitson. The training for Ax-2 has officially begun.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-19-2022 08:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Per today's meeting of the NASA Advisory Council's Human Exploration and Operations Committee, the launch of Axiom 2 is now targeted for early 2023, rather than late this year.

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