SpaceX is planning to launch paying tourists to the International Space station

On Friday, three men and a retired NASA astronaut will set off on a journey to the International Space Station.

To board this trip, namely Ax-1 Crew Larry Connor, Mark Pathy, Michael López-Alegría, and Eytan Stibbe.

The mission, known as Axiom-1, represents NASA’s first foray into space tourism aboard the orbital outpost.

It's not the first time paying customers or otherwise non-astronauts have visited the ISS, as Russia has sold seats on its Soyuz spacecraft for various wealthy thrill seekers in years past.

Axiom previously disclosed a price of $55 million per seat for a 10-day trip to the ISS. Are they astronauts or tourists? question stewing in the spaceflight community

The US government has traditionally awarded astronaut wings to anyone who travels more than 50 miles above the Earth's surface.

Reportedly, Each of the crew members has a list of research projects they plan to work on.