Elon Musk’s SpaceX Te Take 2 Tourists Around the Moon in 2018

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Elon Musk's SpaceX is preparing to set yet another milestone in.. well, Space. The company plans to take the first set of 'Space Tourists' on a trip around the Moon in 2018. The company has apparently already taken a "significant deposit" from the passengers, and they are set to begin the physical training this year. Musk stated that “other flight teams have also expressed strong interest and we expect more to follow”.

From the New York Times: "Mr. Musk made the announcement on Monday in a telephone news conference. He said two private individuals approached the company to see if SpaceX would be willing to send them on a weeklong cruise, which would fly past the surface of the moon — but not land — and continue outward before gravity turned the spacecraft around and brought it back to Earth for a landing."

 

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