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Elon Musk's Moon Mission Is Exciting, Audacious ... and Iffy - TIME

Elon Musk has been known to keep only few books on the shelf behind his desk at the SpaceX factory floor in Hawthorne, Calif. Most of them are basic books on rocket design. The remaining one is Einstein, the biography of the great physicist, by former ...and more »

Who are the space tourists Elon Musk will send around the moon? - Quartz

SpaceX's ambitious mission around the moon and back again has raised important questions about technical feasibility and the company's relationship with NASA. But the biggest mystery is, who are the two tourists who ponied up a “significant deposit” on ...and more »

How much are SpaceX tourists actually paying to fly around the Moon? - The Verge

Two mystery space tourists put down a “significant deposit” with SpaceX to take a round-trip around the Moon, CEO Elon Musk announced yesterday. Musk didn't say much about the two unidentified passengers, let alone how much money they're shelling out ...and more »

Will Elon Musk Send the First Woman to the Moon? - The Atlantic

Somewhere on this planet, two people are getting ready for the biggest trip of their lives: a weeklong, scenic loop around the moon. On Monday, Elon Musk announced that his company SpaceX would send two space tourists on the journey next year, but said ...and more »

How SpaceX's 2018 Moon Flight Will Work - Space.com

Nearly 45 years after NASA astronauts last embarked on a lunar mission, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has announced his company's plans to send two private citizens on a flight around the moon in 2018. The weeklong trip will look a lot like NASA's historic ...and more »

Musk's Moon Ambitions Outpace Any Other - Red Herring

By the time Howard Hughes built his H-4 Hercules flying boat, also known as the 'Spruce Goose', he was an engineering prodigy, having leveraged a fortune and innovated radios, aviation and other technological fields to become one of the world's richest ...and more »

SpaceX Plans to Take Tourists Around the Moon in Two Years - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX—Space Exploration Technologies—said it plans to take tourists on a trip around the moon in as little as two years, after it starts ferrying NASA astronauts to the international space station. Photo: SpaceX/EPA ...and more »

Forget SpaceX: 10 companies that will change space travel in 2017 & 2018 - Geektime

The first Axiom Module (lower right, with body-mounted solar panels) to join the International Space Station (rendering by Axiom). Between the Earth and Mars, adventures to the Moon and building the habitats necessary for future astronauts are ...and more »

Apollo 11 Command Module Goes on Tour - Eos

Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins in front of the command module at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution. For William Harris, president and ...and more »

Money Won't Save SpaceX's Moon Tourists If Something Goes Wrong - Gizmodo

On Monday, SpaceX founder Elon Musk announced that for the first time in history, it will be sending two private citizens on a trip around the Moon, in a Dragon 2 spacecraft. Because sending untrained civilians into space apparently isn't enough of a ...and more »