Watch SpaceX’s Ax-2 private astronaut launch on May 21 in this free livestream

SpaceX’s next private space mission will send four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday (May 21), and the mission will be watched online in a series of free webcasts.

Ax-2 will be the second private flight to the station by SpaceX for Axiom Space, and will launch from Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Liftoff is scheduled Sunday at 5:37 pm EDT (2137 GMT).. You can follow it live with our Ax-2 Mission Updates page.

The Ax-2 mission was commanded by former NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, with a paying customer — investor and businessman John Shofner — serving as pilot. Saudi Arabia is flying two of its newest astronauts, Ali Alkarni and Rayana Barnawi, to the space station, with Barnawi set to become the first Saudi woman to fly in space. Here’s how to watch their 10-day mission, which includes eight days aboard the space station.

The Axiom Space Ax-2 private space crew smiles aboard their Dragon capsule during a launch rehearsal. They are: (from left) Saudi astronaut Rayana Barnawi; investor and pilot John Shofner; former NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson; and Saudi astronaut Ali Alkarni. (Image credit: SpaceX)

Sunday, May 21: Ax-2 Launch Webcast

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