Two lucky civilians will go to the moon in 2018!!
SpaceX announced that it will take private citizens — who have already paid a significant deposit — to the moon on its crew-compatible Dragon 2 capsule.
Elon Musk of SpaceX plans to fly two private citizens on what will hopefully be a round-trip, circumlunar mission to Earth’s nearest neighbor.
“Like the Apollo astronauts before them, these individuals will travel into space carrying the hopes and dreams of all humankind, driven by the universal human spirit of exploration,” SpaceX said in a statement.
According to Musk, SpaceX was approached by two individuals who expressed interest in the mission, which is expected to skim the moon and carry them into deep space on the company’s Dragon Capsule and Falcon Heavy rocket after launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
A press release from SpaceX stated that the pair “have already paid a significant deposit to do a moon mission.” The clients’ identities have not been released. SpaceX said that additional information about the team will be released following approval, health and fitness tests.