SpaceX is getting into the tourism travel business. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced two tourists are paying for a trip around the moon next year. He said the tourists have already placed significant deposits for their trip with a crew. Their names were not released. The company said the Space flight will take place late in 2018, after a crew aboard a NASA Dragon Two craft is sent to the International Space Station.
Musk said the private mission would travel between 300,000 and 400,000 miles and would take about a week to complete the long loop around the moon and return to Earth.
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