Commercial spaceflight company Axiom Space today launched its own non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace as part of its “historic” Ax-1 mission to the International Space Station, which began earlier today. Announced.
According to a press release shared with CryptoSlate, Axiom will create some NFTs during the mission. Starting today, we’ll be using an undisclosed debut token that can be purchased by “Space Fans of All Kinds.” Tejpaul Bhatia, Chief Revenue Officer of Axiom Space, commented on the news:
“We are delighted to debut the official Axiom Space NFT to the global space community. It is our mission to realize our dream of traveling to space for more humanity and to provide our digital artwork. Is the first step to involve everyone. “
He also said that Axiom’s NFT collection aims to “promote interest in exploration of life beyond the Earth’s orbit while working to make participation in space exploration more accessible.” Said it was just one of several initiatives.
The NFT Marketplace will showcase digital artwork created by a team of Axiom astronauts, including Commander Michael López-Alegría and mission specialists Eytan Stebbe and Mark Pathy.
According to the announcement, artists Amit Simoni and Michael Cagan will be featured in the next NFT featuring astronauts’ personal experiences and various inspirational messages such as unity, peace, hope and pushing the boundaries. Also lend a talent. Axiom added:
“In addition to the crew’s personal art, the famous artist Michael Kagan, known for painting and sculpting iconic images of space exploration, specializes in commemorating the Ax-1 mission, including augmented reality 3D space swimmers. I made a great work. “
After the first NFT drop dedicated to today’s Ax-1 mission, Axiom said, “Additional collections will be available during the entire mission and during the splashdown of the Ax-1 crew back to Earth,” so “the next few days.” We will release new artwork. Cryptocurrencies and space enthusiasts around the world will be able to buy new NFTs for cryptocurrencies as well as traditional fiat currencies.
In particular, space exploration and blockchain technology both share the same exploration spirit, so over the past few years their paths have continued to intersect.For example, on March 9th Copernic Space has partnered with AdShares To promote the retail market for “first sale of tokenized space payload”.
Prior to that, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk was daydreaming. Run a doge coin node in space When Valid payment Create a commercial payload to the moon with a Falcon 9 rocket in a dog-themed cryptocurrency.
Not to mention Blockstream, the satellite blockchain technology company that first allowed users to download the full Bitcoin node on May 7, 2020 without an active internet connection.