SpaceX has announced that 2 people (Who will remain unnamed) have paid to be flown around the moon. Planned for late 2018 Elon Musk states:
“This presents an opportunity for humans to return to deep space for the first time in 45 years,” he said.
While they have paid the money to go aboard the Space X rockets they still have to undergo health and fitness tests as well as training before they can go into space but it will not include a lunar landing but a lunar skimming.
He also said the first passengers “are entering this with their eyes open, knowing that there is some risk here”.
“They’re certainly not naive, and we’ll do everything we can to minimise that risk, but it’s not zero.”
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