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.


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