SpaceX says it will fly 2 people to moon next year

SpaceX says it will fly two people to the moon next year.

Company chief Elon Musk announced the surprising news Monday.

Two people who know one another approached the company about sending them on a weeklong flight just beyond the moon. Musk won't identify the pair or the price tag. He says they've already paid a "significant" deposit.

Musk says SpaceX is on track to launch astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA in mid-2018. This moon mission would follow about six months later, using a Dragon crew capsule and a Falcon heavy rocket.

Musk says the moon mission is designed to be autonomous unless something goes wrong. SpaceX says the passengers would fly to the moon, but won't land on it.



Add Comment

all comments

  Other news

more
21st Century Oncology files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

21st Century Oncology files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection..

26-May, 08:56

Cancer-care company 21st Century Oncology is based in Fort Myers. FORT...

Deep heat may have spawned one of the worlds deadliest tsunamis

Deep heat may have spawned one of the worlds deadliest tsunamis..

25-May, 17:24

Chemical transformations in minerals deep beneath the seafloor could...

Brad Pitt lost out on 'Cheers' role because he wasn't 'funny'

Brad Pitt lost out on 'Cheers' role because he wasn't 'funny'..

26-May, 04:57

The Fight Club star auditioned for the sitcom before becoming a Hollywood...

Search for children abducted from school in Nigeria

Search for children abducted from school in Nigeria..

26-May, 07:24

Nigerian police are searching for six children abducted from their school...

Finnish tiremaker Nokian to build $360M plant in Tennessee

Finnish tiremaker Nokian to build $360M plant in Tennessee..

03-May, 03:16

Finnish tiremaker Nokian plans to build a new $360 million plant in...

Trumps plot big hotel expansion, but political problems loom

Trumps plot big hotel expansion, but political problems loom..

24-Mar, 03:46

The Trump family is launching a new hotel chain in a bold expansion of a...

Love, Just Come Episode 36

Love, Just Come Episode 36..

19-Feb, 21:00

The following Love, Just Come Episode 36 English Sub has been released....

Gucci presents otherworldly fall-winter collection in Milan

Gucci presents otherworldly fall-winter collection in Milan..

22-Feb, 20:46

Milan fashion designers launched six days of fall-winter fashion previews...