SpaceX is offering Space Tourism to Moon

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SpaceX is a program introduced by Elon Musk Who is also the CEO of this Tesla. SpaceX is planning to send some space tourists to moon and then bring them back to Earth by the end of 2018. If SpaceX succeeds in taking tourists to moon and then bringing them back to Earth then those tourists will be first humans to travel so far in space in 40 years.

CEO of SpaceX program Mr. Elon Musk announced on Tuesday 28 February 2017 in telephone news congress. he stated that two people came to SpaceX seeking an opportunity of travelling in space. They asked if SpaceX can take them on moon and then bring them back.

Elon Musk said “This would do a long loop around the moon”. SpaceX has its goal to launch it probe on moon in second half of 2018.

SpaceX will use their SpaceX’s Dragon 2 capsule. In which the two passenger will travel in space for around two weeks. Also SpaceX will use their Falcon Heavy rocket to launch the Dragon 2 capsule. It will a fully automatic capsule but still passengers will have to go through mandatory training so that they can handle things in case of emergency.

The flight could dispatch close to the finish of 2018, and possibly concur with the 50th commemoration of NASA’s notable flight of Apollo 8, which propelled the main Apollo space travelers around the moon in December 1968.

SpaceX has a $2.6 billion contract with NASA to fly space explorers to and from the International Space Station utilizing its Dragon group containers and Falcon 9 rockets, which are littler than the Falcon Heavy. Those flights are subsidized through NASA’s Commercial Crew Program and were required to start in 2018, however a current report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office said that the initially maintained flights by SpaceX’s Dragon and Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner (NASA’s other space explorer taxi decision) will probably slip to 2019.

SpaceX has been flying unpiloted Dragon payload boats to the International Space Station since 2012 under a different contract with NASA. Another organization, Orbital ATK, has been doing likewise with its automated Cygnus supply ships since 2014. A third organization, Sierra Nevada Space Systems, is building up an automated Dream Chaser space plane to convey NASA freight too.

“For over 10 years, NASA has put resources into private industry to create abilities for the American individuals and seed business development to propel mankind’s future in space,” NASA authorities wrote in the announcement on SpaceX’s moon arrange. “NASA is changing the way it works together through its business organizations to help assemble a solid American space economy and free the office to concentrate on building up the cutting edge rocket, shuttle and frameworks to go past the moon and manage profound space investigation.”

Musk told journalists that NASA would have first single out the 2018 moon flight, and SpaceX would knock the two space vacationers (who have effectively set a “noteworthy store” for the trek) to a later flight if the space office needed the seats. Musk did not uncover who had obtained the moon flight situates on Dragon, or how much the trek cost per individual.

 

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