SpaceX has plans to send two private citizens around the Moon, CEO Elon Musk announced today. It will be a private mission with two paying customers, not NASA astronauts, who approached the...
Elon Musk Announces Daring SpaceX Dragon Flight Beyond Moon with 2 Private Astronauts in 2018 -- The private two person crew would fly aboard a human rated Dragon on a long looping trajectory around the moon and far beyond on an ambitious mission lasting roughly eight days and that could blastoff by late 2018 – if all goes well with rocket and spacecraft currently under development, but not yet flown.
Elon Musk: SpaceX Plans to Fly Humans Around the Moon in 2018
Elon Musk and SpaceX will be featured in a segment on the CBS 60 Minutes program on Sunday, March 18th. “He’s already the first private citizen to launch a spaceship into orbit and bring it back to Earth, so it’s no surprise Elon Musk believes he will be the first entrepreneur to put a man into space, too,” says 60 Minutes‘ Scott Pelley.