5 Things to Know About SpaceX’s Moon Mission

On Monday, Elon Musk announced that SpaceX will send two private citizens around the Moon. Here's what we know so far.

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The Passengers Will Be Private Citizens

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  • SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk.

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NASA Has a Chance to Be on the Flight

SpaceX Will Use Their New Rocket

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  • SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft at Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

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SpaceX Plans to Launch a Crewed Mission to the ISS First

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  • SpaceX's Dragon cargo spaceship during final approach to the ISS in 2016.

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This Mission Will Occur During the 50th Anniversary Celebrations of the Moon Landing