Axiom Space Launches NFT Marketplace during Historic Ax-1 Mission to ISS

Michael Kagan, known for his paintings and sculptures of iconic images of space exploration, has created exclusive pieces to commemorate the Ax-1 mission, including an augmented reality 3D spacewalker. (Credit: 5W Public Relations)

HOUSTON, April 8, 2022 (Axiom Space PR) – Axiom Space, a leader in human spaceflight, now building the first commercial space station, announced today the debut of its NFT marketplace ahead of its historic Ax-1 mission to the International Space Station. During the mission, Axiom will initiate the minting of several NFTs from space. Starting today, space fans of all kinds can purchase the first NFT and receive updates ahead of the upcoming drops. 

Axiom’s custom NFT marketplace will feature digital artwork associated with the Ax-1 mission. Commander Michael López-Alegría will create a piece from space, representing his own personal experience of the Overview Effect. Mission Specialist Eytan Stibbe, Israeli impact investor and philanthropist, brings an inspirational message of unity, peace, and hope with digital artist Amit Shimoni.

Mission Specialist Mark Pathy, a Canadian entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist, will create digital artwork featuring his personal Ax-1 mission patch, representing pushing one’s own limits. In addition to the crew members personal art, famed artist Michael Kagan, known for his paintings and sculptures of iconic images of space exploration, has created exclusive pieces to commemorate the Ax-1 mission, including an augmented reality 3D spacewalker. 

“We’re pleased to debut the official Axiom Space NFTs to the global space community.  It has been our mission to make the dream of traveling to space a reality for more of humanity and our digital artwork offering is a first step in getting everyone involved,” said Tejpaul Bhatia, Chief Revenue Officer of Axiom Space. “Axiom’s NFT collection is one of several initiatives to encourage interest in exploring life beyond Earth’s orbit while working to make participation in space exploration more accessible.” 

Axiom is committed to opening opportunities and expanding access to space exploration to more people, organizations, and institutions around the world. With this in mind, NFT’s on Axiom’s marketplace can be purchased through cryptocurrency and traditional fiat currency.   

Axiom’s NFTs will be released over the coming days with the first official drop occurring during the Ax-1 crew’s mission. Following the initial release, additional collections will be available throughout the mission and during splashdown when the Ax-1 crew return to Earth.  

To purchase the first NFT or to find out more information about Axiom’s NFTs, visit nft.axiomspace.com

About Axiom Space:

Axiom Space is guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. The leading provider of human spaceflight services and developer of human-rated space infrastructure, Axiom operates end-to-end missions to the International Space Station today while privately developing its successor, Axiom Station, the first  permanent commercial destination in Earth’s orbit that will sustain human growth off the planet and bring untold benefits back home. More information about Axiom can be found at www.axiomspace.com.