Tuesday, February 28, 2017

SpaceX Plans to Send Two Tourists Around the Moon via Crew Dragon and Falcon Heavy Late Next Year...

A composite image that I created depicting SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule venturing near the Moon.
SpaceX / R. Par

NASA Statement About SpaceX Private Moon Venture Announcement (Press Release - February 27)

The following is a statement on SpaceX’s announcement Monday about a private space mission around the Moon:

“NASA commends its industry partners for reaching higher.

“We will work closely with SpaceX to ensure it safely meets the contractual obligations to return the launch of astronauts to U.S. soil and continue to successfully deliver supplies to the International Space Station.

“For more than a decade, NASA has invested in private industry to develop capabilities for the American people and seed commercial innovation to advance humanity's future in space.

“NASA is changing the way it does business through its commercial partnerships to help build a strong American space economy and free the agency to focus on developing the next-generation rocket, spacecraft and systems to go beyond the Moon and sustain deep space exploration.”


An artist's concept of the Falcon Heavy rocket, with a Crew Dragon aboard, lifting off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

1 comment:

  1. I own a piece of the Moon, I guess this will have to do because frankly I don't have billions of dollars to spend going there! Maybe it will be affordable in my time (for reference, I got my piece of the moon from here https://thespacecollective.com/)