Teledyne Brown Engineering Training a New Kind of Astronaut for the ISS


​Huntsville, AL, (January 14, 2022) During the week of October 18, Teledyne Brown Engineering’s Mission Operations, and Integration (MO&I) team participated in training 5 Axiom Space private astronauts for their upcoming mission to the International Space Station (ISS). This groundbreaking flight will be the first private ISS mission in history, building toward Axiom’s goal to launch and operate its under-construction commercial space station – an accessible low-Earth orbit platform for research, product development, manufacturing, and space travelers of all backgrounds.

Teledyne Brown Engineering Life Sciences Glovebox (LSG) Operators conducted a training session with the Axiom-1 crew at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). The company also led a Q&A session with multiple MO&I personnel during the Payload Operations and Integration Working Group to coordinate how the Axiom crew will interface with the Payload Operations center during their mission.

“It is an exciting time for the space industry with so many resources focused on pushing past boundaries and advancing technologies beyond Earth,” stated Jan Hess, President of Teledyne Brown Engineering. “We are seeing partnerships between NASA, industry and private entities that are enabling innovations like never before.”

Teledyne Brown Engineering is the prime on the MO&I contract which consists of all phases of flight including mission preparation, crew and flight controller training and real time requirements for spaceflight operations. MO&I is a console operations, planning, systems, and training contract that provides the critical link between the Ground Operations Team and the astronauts on the ISS. Teledyne Brown Engineering has managed ISS Payload Operations for over 20 years, supplying over 150,000 hours of around-the-clock support. The company has played a major role in supporting NASA's science research aboard the ISS through the integration of almost 1,300 payloads, providing crew training activities for these payloads, developing experiment procedures, and delivering real-time support to science teams from around the world.

The historic Axiom-1 mission carrying four private astronauts and collection of science payloads is scheduled to launch in February 2022.

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