2018

MUSK TO SEND TOURISTS TO SPACE

Finweek English Edition - - THE WEEK -

Bil­lion­aire busi­ness­man Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans to send two tourists on a trip around the moon and back to Earth be­fore the end of 2018. If the en­deav­our is suc­cess­ful, they would be the first hu­mans to ven­ture that far into space since the last of NASA’s Apollo moon land­ings in 1972, ny­times.com re­ported. Musk said the two peo­ple wish to re­main anony­mous. He also de­clined to say how much this would cost. In­dus­try ob­servers, how­ever, ques­tioned SpaceX’s abil­ity to pull off such a trip be­fore the end of next year, as its Fal­con Heavy rocket and Dragon 2 cap­sule are run­ning years be­hind sched­ule, ny­times.com re­ported.

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