Will Humans Return to the Moon in 2018?
Humans haven't been to the Moon in 45 years. But if all goes as planned, that is about to change by next year.
Elon Musk's SpaceX said that the company will send two passengers to the Earth's lone satellite by Spring 2018.
The NY Daily News says that the two unidentified space travelers have "already paid a significant deposit to do a moon mission". The duo will go through rigorous training at some point this year, according to Musk.
Thing to remember is that the astronauts aren't actually stepping foot on the Moon. Musk says they'll travel aboard the Falcon Heavy rocket and then circle the Moon before returning home. The mission will take about a week.
But will it actually happen? SpaceX has had a series of setbacks including one of it's rockets exploding while in takeoff in the summer of 2016. This also seems to be pretty short time to plan a major mission like this, especially one involving two regular citizens. That, and SpaceX has been known for blowing deadlines.
Still, this could be exciting news for space fans if it happens.