SpaceX on February 27th announced that they has been approached by two ‘private’ citizens on a trip around the Moon late next year and they have also paid a significant deposit to do a mission.
During a telephonic news conference, the CEO and Founder of the company Elon Musk, announced that the proceeding to make the said trip feasible is already in the process; and two thrill-seekers who knew each other approached SpaceX and asked them for an excursion around the moon.
Fly me to the moon … Okhttps://t.co/6QT8m5SHwn
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 27, 2017
The week-long mission will cover a distance of 300,000 to 400,000 miles. The automated spaceship will continue its outward excursion before gravity will finally turn it around and bring it back to earth.
Elon Musk didn’t declare the identity of the said tourists neither did he point what money they were paying in. He, however, confirmed that they were not from Hollywood.