SpaceX to fly two space tourists around the moon in 2018
Posted: 5:43 PM, Feb 27, 2017
A commerical jet flies in front of the moon on its approach to Heathrow airport in west London on November 13, 2016.
Tomorrow, the moon will orbit closer to the earth than at any time since 1948, named a ‘supermoon’, it is defined by a Full or New moon coinciding with the moon’s closest approach to the Earth. (Photo: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Two tourists are paying SpaceX for a trip around the moon next year.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced Monday afternoon that the travelers had already placed a significant deposit.
“Next year is going to be a big year for carrying people to the space station and hopefully beyond,” Musk said in a conference call with reporters.
SpaceX will use the same launch pad near Cape Canaveral, Florida, that was used for the Apollo programs missions.
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