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Elon Musk plans 2018 moon trip for two intrepid space tourists
POSTED 01 Mar 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
The space tourism race is well underway, after SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed two customers will be going on a flight around the moon as soon as late 2018.

The wealthy pair will spend a reported US$70m (€66m, £56m) on the trip, with the anonymous individuals soon to begin training for the endeavour.

The journey will cover 400,000m (644,000km) and will take a week to complete, with the pair “slingshotted” around the moon and then returned to Earth. According to Musk, the mission would be completed on autopilot, with the passengers travelling unaided by an experienced astronaut.

"Like the Apollo astronauts before them, these individuals will travel into space carrying the hopes and dreams of all humankind, driven by the universal human spirit of exploration," said Musk. "We expect to conduct health and fitness tests, as well as begin initial training later this year."

Musk’s company is the biggest competitor to Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, with both companies in competition to capitalise on the potentially super-lucrative space tourism industry.

In December, Branson’s newest commercial spacecraft took to the skies for its first free flight since a fatal crash of the VSS Unity’s predecessor in 2014. Once commercial flights are in operation, the six-man spacecraft will cost the hefty sum of US$250,000 (€232,000, £196,000) per person to fly, with around 700 people already signed up for flights.

For those who can’t afford the fee, a multi-million dollar visitor experience at Virgin’s Spaceport America in New Mexico offers a hands-on, authentic experience inside the commercial space launch facility.
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Elon Musk plans 2018 moon trip for two intrepid space tourists
POSTED 01 Mar 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
The space tourism race is well underway, after SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed two customers will be going on a flight around the moon as soon as late 2018.

The wealthy pair will spend a reported US$70m (€66m, £56m) on the trip, with the anonymous individuals soon to begin training for the endeavour.

The journey will cover 400,000m (644,000km) and will take a week to complete, with the pair “slingshotted” around the moon and then returned to Earth. According to Musk, the mission would be completed on autopilot, with the passengers travelling unaided by an experienced astronaut.

"Like the Apollo astronauts before them, these individuals will travel into space carrying the hopes and dreams of all humankind, driven by the universal human spirit of exploration," said Musk. "We expect to conduct health and fitness tests, as well as begin initial training later this year."

Musk’s company is the biggest competitor to Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, with both companies in competition to capitalise on the potentially super-lucrative space tourism industry.

In December, Branson’s newest commercial spacecraft took to the skies for its first free flight since a fatal crash of the VSS Unity’s predecessor in 2014. Once commercial flights are in operation, the six-man spacecraft will cost the hefty sum of US$250,000 (€232,000, £196,000) per person to fly, with around 700 people already signed up for flights.

For those who can’t afford the fee, a multi-million dollar visitor experience at Virgin’s Spaceport America in New Mexico offers a hands-on, authentic experience inside the commercial space launch facility.
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It’s one small step for Sir Richard Branson’s intergalactic ambitions and what could prove to be a giant leap for his space programme, after Virgin Galactic’s newest commercial spacecraft took to the skies for its first free flight.
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The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) is changing the way it hands out finances for British projects, with the organisation considering the introduction of loans and corporate funding objectives starting next year.
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LATEST JOBS
Theme Park Resort Duty Manager - Operations
Gulliver's Theme Park
Salary: Competitive
Location: Matlock Bath, Matlock, UK
Educational Ranger
Center Parcs Ltd
Salary: £8.82 Per Hour
Location: Wiltshire, UK
Activity Instructor
Girlguiding UK
Salary: Competitive
Location: London, UK
Head Lifeguard/ Duty Officer
Brean Splash
Salary: Hourly rate up to £8.50 per hour - 44 hours per week
Location: Somerset, UK
Pool Manager
Brean Splash
Salary: £21,000 - £26,000 per annum
Location: Somerset, UK
Tour Operations Manager
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Location: Wembley, UK



 
 
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Elon Musk plans 2018 moon trip for two intrepid space tourists
POSTED 01 Mar 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
The space tourism race is well underway, after SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed two customers will be going on a flight around the moon as soon as late 2018.

The wealthy pair will spend a reported US$70m (€66m, £56m) on the trip, with the anonymous individuals soon to begin training for the endeavour.

The journey will cover 400,000m (644,000km) and will take a week to complete, with the pair “slingshotted” around the moon and then returned to Earth. According to Musk, the mission would be completed on autopilot, with the passengers travelling unaided by an experienced astronaut.

"Like the Apollo astronauts before them, these individuals will travel into space carrying the hopes and dreams of all humankind, driven by the universal human spirit of exploration," said Musk. "We expect to conduct health and fitness tests, as well as begin initial training later this year."

Musk’s company is the biggest competitor to Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, with both companies in competition to capitalise on the potentially super-lucrative space tourism industry.

In December, Branson’s newest commercial spacecraft took to the skies for its first free flight since a fatal crash of the VSS Unity’s predecessor in 2014. Once commercial flights are in operation, the six-man spacecraft will cost the hefty sum of US$250,000 (€232,000, £196,000) per person to fly, with around 700 people already signed up for flights.

For those who can’t afford the fee, a multi-million dollar visitor experience at Virgin’s Spaceport America in New Mexico offers a hands-on, authentic experience inside the commercial space launch facility.
RELATED STORIES
Virgin Galactic hits milestone after first successful flight since 2014 crash


It’s one small step for Sir Richard Branson’s intergalactic ambitions and what could prove to be a giant leap for his space programme, after Virgin Galactic’s newest commercial spacecraft took to the skies for its first free flight.
Elon Musk unveils camouflaged solar roofs as 'beautiful' solution to creating sustainable energy


After teasing “a beautiful and sustainable” solar roof concept in August, billionaire entrepreneur and Tesla founder Elon Musk has fully unveiled the technology in a presentation at Universal Studios in Los Angeles.
Elon Musk teases plans for a solar roof that will be 'beautiful and sustainable'


Billionaire inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk has teased his latest innovation: a customisable solar roof.
Could Elon Musk's Hyperloop revolutionise the world of leisure?


Hyperloop One, the Los Angeles firm racing to build the world’s first Hyperloop high-speed transport system, has partnered with Arup, AECOM and Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) to realise its ambitions.
 


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