By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : March 03, 2017, 02:25
Duration : 01:59
NASA: SpaceX will send 2 people to moon next year
SpaceX said it will fly two people to the moon next year."We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached to fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon late next year," SpaceX announced in a statement on its website. "They have already paid a significant deposit to do a moon mission. 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,"Elon Musk, the billionaire Silicon Valley entrepreneur behind Tesla Motors, SpaceX and other ventures, said. If all goes as planned, it could happen close to the 50th anniversary of NASA's first manned flight to the moon, on Apollo 8. The SpaceX moonshot is designed to be autonomous — unless something goes wrong, Musk said. At the same time, SpaceX is also working on a so-called Red Dragon, meant to fly to Mars around 2020 with experiments, but no people — and actually land. His ultimate goal is to establish a human settlement on Mars.