Tuesday, February 28, 2017

SpaceX Plans to Send 2 Tourists Around Moon in 2018 - The New York Times

Extreme tourism

"SpaceX, the ambitious rocket company headed by Elon Musk, wants to send a couple of tourists around the moon and back to Earth before the end of next year. If they manage that feat, the passengers would be the first humans to venture that far into space in more than 40 years.

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."
SpaceX Plans to Send 2 Tourists Around Moon in 2018 - The New York Times
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