SpaceX to Send 2 Citizens to Moon in 2018: Elon Musk
Musk said SpaceX was approached by "two private individuals" who know one another, whom he did not identify.
SpaceX, or Space Exploration Technologies Corp., will first debut its in-development Falcon Heavy rocket with an accompanying new spacecraft called Dragon 2, in an uncrewed mission at the end of this year.
"Elon Musk is trying to keep up the excitement", said Caceres.
NASA may put astronauts on deep space test flight
The SLS and Orion missions will help put the agency in a position to unlock the mysteries of space. NASA managers determined that the latter option is more pragmatic than the former.
SpaceX said the people paid "a significant amount of money" for the moon trip.
The entire mission would take about a week.
"It's a pretty big mouthful to take two private citizens to orbit the moon", said Marco Caceres, a senior space analyst with Teal Group, an aerospace and defense market researcher. Musk said they expect to conduct fitness testing and begin initial training for those embarking on the mission later this year. Other flight teams have also expressed strong interest and we expect more to follow. The announcement comes as SpaceX struggles to get NASA astronauts off the ground on a relatively short trip to the space station. This first demonstration mission will be in automatic mode, without people on board. The manned mission is scheduled for the second quarter of 2018.
5 things to know about the SpaceX launch
Shortly after launch, Central Florida residents might hear an explosion-like sound as the rocket returns to land on the coast. SpaceX is back in action and has successfully completed a historic launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
SpaceX has announced that it is planning a lunar mission next year.
SpaceX will use the same launch pad near Cape Canaveral, Florida, that was used for the Apollo programs missions. But still, this will be the first time in 45 years humans return to deep space, and the company says that these travelers will go further into the solar system than any humans have before.
More Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Info Comes from Frankfurt
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood will arrive on June 20 on PC and PS4; this date corresponds to the end of support for PlayStation 3. Following months of speculation, Square Enix has confirmed that the second job coming to FFXIV: Stormblood is the Samurai.
Oklahoma Quarterback Arrested in Fayetteville
At one point during the conversation with police, Mayfield started to walk away and then ran from Police, according to the report. Returning for his senior season with the Sooners, Mayfield is among the favorites to win the 2017 Heisman Trophy.
Dylann Roof Went to Second Church After Massacre, Records Show
Roof, 22, was sentenced to death last month in a federal trial for the 2015 massacre in Charleston, South Carolina. The documents contradicted defense arguments that there was no evidence suggesting a second church attack.
Franck Kessie: "I dream of Manchester United"
But their task is likely to be a lot harder after Kessie's come and get me plea to Manchester United . Franck Kessie spent last season on loan at Cesena in Serie B.
Trump rips media, cheered by conservative crowd
Donald Trump has vowed that work to build a wall around the United States border will "start soon - way ahead of schedule". "Let there be no more [anonymous] sources ". "A source says that Donald Trump is a terrible , awful human being".
Gibson and McDermott to Thunder for Cameron Payne and others
In order to hold onto the exceptions, the Thunder had to maneuver this deal a little differently than what's obvious. Technically, the deal was part of two trades, part of the NBA's ever-complicated economic landscape.
Baby Giraffe Watch: April The Giraffe Will Give Birth Any Moment
But the video was pulled from YouTube on Thursday morning for violating the site's guidelines, Patch told the National Post. The park says YouTube made a decision to take down the feed briefly after animal rights extremists complained about it.
Samsung: We're Not Re-Releasing the Galaxy Note 7… in India
The system image also shows the "DeX" dock for the Galaxy S8, which is an HDMI dock that turns the phone into a desktop computer. The design of the buttons is pretty insane and in line with Samsung's "change for the sake of change" attitude toward Android.
Mugabe, Africa's oldest leader, turns 93
Bush after the Zimbabwean president was accused of undermining democracy and stripping property from white farmers. In the past, he has said they were imposed to push him to abandon a policy of taking land from white farmers.
City face defensive test against Monaco
Though they often earn the reputation of inconsistency, Manchester City are unbeaten in all competitions since January 15. It's a tough draw, but we're looking forward to playing against them. "They are killers in the box", he said.
Jets' Revis Turns Himself In to Pittsburgh Police
He's due a $2 million roster bonus on March 11, plus another $13 million in base salary (including $6 million guaranteed). He said Revis had been approached by a group of five or six men, one of whom was intoxicated and verbally threatened him.