Astronaut mission “Axiom Mission 2” launched

Current Affairs

  • Axiom Space, a private space habitat company, recently launched their latest mission, Axiom Mission 2 (Ax-2), to the International Space Station (ISS).
  • This mission aims to conduct experiments on human stem cell ageing, inflammation, and cancer in the unique microgravity environment of space.
  • The findings from these experiments not only contribute to the well-being of astronauts but also hold potential for advancing cancer treatment on Earth.
  • The private astronaut missions conducted by Axiom Space align with the goals of the White House Cancer Moonshot Initiative.
  • As part of this mission, breast cancer researcher Rayyana Barnawi is the first Saudi woman to travel in space. She was joined by fellow Saudi Ali al-Qarni, a fighter pilot.
  • The findings of these experiments will not only contribute to the wellbeing of astronauts, but also have the potential to advance cancer treatment on Earth.

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