Elon Musk announced yesterday that SpaceX will send two private citizens in an around the moon mission next year. It is an exciting time to be alive in the shadow of Musk’s benevolent quest for world domination.
The announcement came yesterday afternoon after Musk teased an announcement earlier that day (which was proceeded by the tweet that “Roller coasters are awesome”).
SpaceX will work with NASA and employee their Dragon 2 rocket for the mission. An additional rocket, Falcon Heavy will be in use for additional liftoff thrust. If successful, it will be the most powerful vehicular craft to reach orbit since the Saturn V.
For updates on SpaceX’s progress and timeline, visit their official page.