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Elon Musk's SpaceX to send paying tourists around the moon

28 February, 11:59 AM

Elon Musk's SpaceX has announced that they plan to send two unnamed tourists around the moon in 2018. Watch.

The two passengers are said to have paid a significant deposit for the trip. South African SpaceX founder, Elon Musk said in a statement, "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."

The tourists will fly in the Crew Dragon, which will have it's first test flight this year, there will be no people aboard the flight for the test. Musk said the "rocket will be the most powerful vehicle to reach orbit after the Saturn V moon rocket."

The statement continues to say that this will be the first time in 45 years that human will have the opportunity to return to deep space.

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