In an announcement on its website, SpaceX has announced that come 2018, they will be sending two private citizens into space. “We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached to fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon late next year. 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.”
This is not the first time that space tourism has happened as prior to this, it was reported that tourists looking to go into space have paid the Russian government as much as $20 million a trip to the International Space Station. SpaceX has not disclosed the names of the two individuals who will be making the trip, nor how much they will be paying, but we reckon it probably won’t be cheap.
The company also expects that this is only the beginning of thing as others have similarly expressed their interest in making the trip as well.