For the first time in 45 years, people are going to the moon. The paid SpaceX trip is planned for 2018.
The two anonymous astronauts have paid a “significant deposit”, according to SpaceX. They are slated to travel in the Dragon 2 capsule—a reusable spacecraft that is also used to bring supplies to the International Space Station.
The mission will take about a week, with no landing. Lift-off will be from Kennedy Space Center’s historic Pad 39A near Cape Canaveral, which is the same launch pad used by the Apollo program for its lunar missions.