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SpaceX wants to send two tourists around the Moon in 2018

Discussion in 'Latest News and Rumors' started by Alex Dmitri, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. Alex Dmitri

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    Elon Musk never ceases to surprise, and especially in the space industry with his company SpaceX .The man has indeed announced that he intended to send the first two space tourists into space.

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    This trip around the Moon
    is scheduled for late 2018. Both tourists have already purchased their ticket and will begin physical training after passing the medical tests. They will embark in the capsule Dragon 2 , a habitable version of the module developed by SpaceX . They will be "thrown" by the Falcon Heavy rocket , the heaviest and most powerful launcher since the Apollo missions. Falcon Heavy will make his first attempt this summer.

    Another test to confirm before sending two space tourists to the Moon, Falcon 2 shall, after his first test start with the capsule Dragon 2 (no one on board) which will dock with the International Space Station (ISS) . It is only after these successful tests that the real flight to the moon will occur.

    Experts say the schedule remains tight and think SpaceX will find it difficult to keep it even with a little delay. But Elk Musk no longer needs to prove that he often succeeds in meeting his commitments or that he has the means to do so for the sake of innovation and science.