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SpaceX has announced its intention to send tourists to the moon

SpaceX объявила о намерении отправить туристов к ЛунеThe names of potential space tourists at SpaceX has not disclosed.

American space company SpaceX has announced plans to send two tourists on a flight around the moon in 2018. This is stated in a press release published on the company website on Monday, February 27.

“We are pleased to announce that SpaceX was close to sending two individuals to travel around the moon at the end of next year. They have made a significant advance for the flight to the moon,” the company said.

The names of potential space tourists at SpaceX has not disclosed. Soon they must undergo a medical examination, at the end of the year, as expected, they will begin preparations for the flight.

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The company also noted the interest to travel around the moon by others.

For a flight around the moon planned to use a new rocket, the Falcon Heavy, the first launch of which is scheduled for summer 2017, and a manned spacecraft Dragon. SpaceX intends to launch the vehicle from the same launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida, which was used for missions to the lunar program “Apollo” in 1960-1970-ies.

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SpaceX, businessman Elon musk produces the Falcon rocket and space truck Dragon. It is the first commercial company delivering cargo to the ISS under contract with NASA.

22 February plans to develop a modification of manned spacecraft “Soyuz”, designed to fly around the moon, told the General Director of the Russian rocket and space Corporation Energia Vladimir Solntsev. The company also expects to send to the Earth tourists.

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