Elon Musk announced Monday that his private space transportation company SpaceX will send two private citizens to the moon in late 2018.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk said the mission would take approximately a week. SpaceX says private missions like this one also reduce the cost of government-funded missions over time.
The crew ill launch aboard a Flacon Heavy rocket, scheduled to make its first test flight this summer.
SpaceX's decision to announce a mission with a similar profile to NASA's moon orbit, but at much lower cost, may only be a coincidence, but Musk made clear he was ready and willing to take it on for the U.S. government. The capsule and its passengers will be launched on a so-called "free return" trajectory, sailing out into deep space beyond the moon before looping back for a direct return to Earth.
The two people will undergo health screenings and begin training for the mission later this year, according to SpaceX. NASA's Commercial Crew Program, which provided most of the funding for Dragon 2 development, is a key enabler for this mission. This first demonstration mission will be in automatic mode, without people on board.
The company expects to fly an uncrewed Crew Dragon with Falcon 9 to ISS by the end of this year.
Musk says SpaceX is on track to launch astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA in mid-2018.
NASA has contracted SpaceX to carry out roughly four missions with Dragon 2 per year, the majority of which will be taking cargo up.
Musk calls this planned expedition an "important milestone as we work towards our ultimate goal of transporting humans to Mars".
Fox News's "The O'Reilly Factor" this week featured a guest with inaccurate credentials, The Washington Post reported Saturday. The network said O'Reilly was expected to address the subject further on Monday's show.
The index fund is up 85.4 percent, Buffett said, while the hedge fund groups are up between 2.9 percent and 62.8 percent. Berkshire generated $58.3 billion revenue in the quarter, up from $51.7 billion a year earlier.
Bao Bao, who now weighs around 200lbs (90kg), has been a central attraction at the national zoo since her birth in August 2013. She'll be in quarrantine for approximately 30 days at the China Conservation and Research Center Dujiangyan Panda Base .
The Jewish Community Center in Albuquerque was evacuated Monday morning after it received a bomb threat via telephone. The facility was last evacuated January 31, following a "non-credible" threat, and then reopened later the same day.
That situation has sparked fresh speculation over the long-term future of Aguero but Guardiola has been pleased with his attitude. He started City's last three games, scoring three goals, with Sergio Aguero relegated to the substitutes' bench.
Shiffrin's third win in the slalom equalled the record of German Christl Cranz, who completed her treble in 1939. A third gold medal in succession earned Mikaela Shiffrin a slice of FIS Alpine World Ski Championships history.
The 5th division side were simply better than Burnley. "They're a top quality side, drew with Chelsea last week, it's wonderful ". Win, lose or draw the City of Lincoln should be proud of its FA Cup heroes for getting this far in the competition.
The storms are moving in from the west, this evening, some of which will be capable of damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. Along with tornadoes, damaging winds in excess of 60 miles per hour will be a threat, along with large hail and heavy rain.
These are the words that come to mind when I think of my life as a Palestinian. "But then you're just not going to have a deal". He also visited the Moriah College Jewish day school in Sydney, where he sat in on a Hebrew class and spoke to the students.
That could trigger inflation pressures and force the Fed to boost rates at a faster pace than financial markets expect. Dallas Fed chief Robert Kaplan said earlier this month that the central bank should move "sooner rather than later".
'People's Court' Judge Joseph Wapner Dead at 97
Wapner leaves behind two other children and a wife, Mickey, whom he married in 1946 at the age of 27. Wapner died at home in his sleep Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, according to his son, David Wapner.
Another Record Week for US Oil Exports as Production Surges
Oil futures ended higher Thursday, maintaining gains after data showed a smaller-than-expected rise in US crude inventories. The oil for delivery in far-month April also fell Rs 62 or 1.68 per cent to Rs 3,635 per barrel in 3,026 lots.