Biographies of Private Astronauts


Lawrence Sam


Larry Connor

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Personal data

Birthdate:  07.01.1950
Birthplace:  Albany / New York
Marital status:  
Selected by:  Axiom Space
Status:  Ret. 25.04.2022


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Ax-1  PLT  08.04. - 25.04.2022 17d 01h 49m 
Total  17d 01h 49m 
Patch Ax-1            

Additional information

Larry Connor is an accomplished private pilot who has flown more than 16 different aircraft, including an F-5 fighter jet, and is a rated helicopter pilot. He has won five aerobatic competitions and participated in multiple U.S. National Aerobatic Championships. Connor is also an accomplished racecar driver, and his wide and varied career includes more than 70 race wins in formula, sports and off-road racing vehicles. He is a two-time winner of the Baja 1000 and Baja 500 in the Trophy Truck Spec class. In 2015, he completed a perfect season in the SCORE Off-Road Racing Series, winning all five events and bringing home the championship, a feat that only has been accomplished three times in the 50-year history of the series. Connor is also a two-time Formula Atlantic National Champion in 2000 and 2001, and in 2003 he won Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in the LMP2 class. In 2007, Connor founded The Connor Group Kids & Community Partners. The organization makes investments in high-potential causes and leverages those investments with in-kind expertise and resources to create great programs – specifically programs that help pull children out of generational poverty.


Last update on February 24, 2023.