Axiom Space said that the flight will take place no earlier than April 3.

The American company SpaceX is postponing two manned flights to the International Space Station (ISS) at a later date. This was announced on Friday by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

“Axiom Space and SpaceX are reviewing the launch date of Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1) on the ISS to give teams the opportunity to complete the latest operations with the spacecraft,” the text posted on the agency’s website says. In turn, Axiom Space said that the flight will take place no earlier than April 3.

“NASA and SpaceX are also making adjustments to the timing of the launch of the Crew-4 mission to the ISS <…>. As of now, the earliest date is April 19,” the U.S. Space Agency said.

As part of the Ax-1 commercial mission, entrepreneur Larry Connor from the USA, Canadian investor Mark Pathy and businessman from Israel Eytan Stibbe are expected to go to the ISS together with former NASA astronaut Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria. The flight will be carried out on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft. It is assumed that the duration of such a tour will be 10 days: two days of flight and eight days of rest at the station.

In turn, the crew of the Crew-4 mission included American Jessica Watkins, along with NASA colleagues Kjell Lindgren and Bob Hines, as well as European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti.