Axiom Space raises $130 million and becomes the latest space unicorn


A artist’s illustration of the company’s space station in orbit.

Axiom Space

Houston-based Axiom Space is going full tilt into scaling production of private space stations, while also flying paying passengers on trips to orbit, with the company announcing $130 million in a new round of funding on Tuesday.

“This round lets us go make a major payment in the build of our [space station] module and lets us build up the team, which we’ve been expanding at just a crazy pace,” Axiom president and CEO Michael Suffredini told CNBC.

While Axiom declined to comment specifically on its valuation, Suffredini said it is now “well past the point” of becoming a unicorn – meaning the company’s valuation…


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