What we know about the 2018 SpaceX mission to the moon

Tech billionaire Elon Musk, the founder of the pioneering space transport company SpaceX, has announced a mission to fly two people to the moon next year, in what would be a landmark moment for space travel.
1:30 | 02/28/17

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Liftoff. He's launch rocket. Landed the reusable first stage on land and and barge so when asked by two people can we fly to the moon. Elon Musk says yes we're. Despite the fact that last year and the year before his company SpaceX spectacularly. Loss to rockets would you write to the moon. I think they are entering as well dries up and knowing that there is there is some risk here there are so many. Not many. The planned to launch the two people are eighteen months on a slingshot journey past the moon and then back to earth. The first the space travel in nearly fifty years to citizen astronauts getting to view the Apollo astronauts got of the moon. It won't be cheap must says it will cost a bit more than what he will charging NASA to carry astronauts to the space station. That means through these unidentified thrill seekers. Our round trip ticket of more than 200 million dollars each and Maas says this will be the only terrorists like it's a potential moneymaker for his company. But what it really is is a new state street's SpaceX. Boeing and you are rather NASA. Are all building capsules to carry humans to the moon Mars and possibly beyond. And Ilan mosque just said. He wants to be the first to send humans back to the moon. Mosque would not say whether the tooth space traveling turrets are male or female only that they know each other. The race to the vote is back on David Curley ABC news Washington.

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