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SpaceX to Fly Passengers On Private Trip Around the Moon in 2018


BREAKING: Calla Cofield reports: SpaceX will fly two private citizens on a passenger flight around the moon in 2018 using a Dragon 2 spacecraft and the massive new Falcon Heavy rocket, the company’s founder Elon Musk announced today (Feb. 27).

The two private citizens — who have not been named — approached SpaceX about the trip, according to a statement from the company. The individuals will be the only crew members on board what is expected to be about a week-long trip around the moon, according to Musk, who spoke with reporters during a phone conference today. The names of the two individuals will be announced later pending the result of initial health and fitness tests, the statement said.

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The moon flight is scheduled to take place after SpaceX plans to fly NASA astronautsto the International Space Station as part of the Commercial Crew Program. … (read more)


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