SpaceX Delays Plans of Sending Tourists on a Trip Around the Moon
It was announced in 2017, with two unidentified persons who had already given a hefty deposit for the trip. The plan was for the tourists to fly on a Dragon Crew spacecraft launched from Earth by a Falcon Heavy rocket.
“SpaceX is still planning to fly private individuals on a trip around the moon and there is growing interest from many customers,” company spokesman James Gleeson wrote in a statement. “Private spaceflight missions, including a trip around the moon, present an opportunity for humans to return to deep space and to travel faster and farther into the solar system than any before them, which is of course an important milestone as we work toward our ultimate goal to help make humanity multi-planetary.”