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Elon Musk is sending two people to the moon and everyone has FOMO

Elon Musk is sending two people to the moon and everyone has FOMO Fly us to the moon and back, Elon!As the world attempts to chill following Oscars drama on this fine Monday, Elon Musk has casually announced that his private spaceflight company, SpaceX, will be flying two tourists around the moon in 2018.

SpaceX is planning to send two tourists on a trip around the moon next year

SpaceX is planning to send two tourists on a trip around the moon next year Set to take place toward the end of 2018, the trip is designed to be fully autonomous, leaving the two space travelers to sit back and hopefully enjoy the extremely long flight.Interestingly, this is a rocket that hasn’t even had its first test flight, something that’s due to take place this summer.

Everything you need to know about SpaceX's big moon announcement

Everything you need to know about SpaceX's big moon announcement Namely, in 2018, SpaceX plans to fly a pair of (presumably rich) private citizens around the moon and bring them back home.At the moment, SpaceX isn't planning to actually land on the surface of the moon for this mission.

SpaceX plans to send humans on lunar orbit mission in 2018

SpaceX plans to send humans on lunar orbit mission in 2018 The Dragon 2 moon mission will launch on the Falcon Heavy platform.Before humans board the Dragon, SpaceX still has some testing to do.

NASA secures up to five more seats on Russian Soyuz missions

NASA secures up to five more seats on Russian Soyuz missions Russia recently decided to lower its ISS crew complement from three to two cosmonauts, which freed up some spots.In the event these spacecraft are not ready by 2019, NASA will have those three extra seats available for purchase.

SpaceX, NASA, and the Northern Lights: this week in space

SpaceX, NASA, and the Northern Lights: this week in space We are seeking to understand what structure in these visible signatures can tell us about the electrodynamics of processes higher up.The third rocket was part of the Ionospheric Structuring: In Situ and Groundbased Low Altitude StudieS, or ISINGLASS, mission.

Moon missions continue Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk's rocket-measuring contest

Moon missions continue Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk's rocket-measuring contest According to a report from the Washington Post, Blue Origin — the spaceflight company founded by Amazon.com's Jeff Bezos — is planning to set up an "Amazon-like" service to send cargo to the moon in the hopes that people will eventually settle there.

Forget about Mars for a minute: Let's talk about these rad moon missions

Forget about Mars for a minute: Let's talk about these rad moon missions While the 2030s might be owned by missions to Mars, the 2020s belong to the moon.Here are five of the most promising moon missions coming up before the 2030s.

Here's who we think will fly to the moon with SpaceX

Here's who we think will fly to the moon with SpaceX However, that won't stop us from wildly speculating about who the maybe famous and definitely rich folks flying to the moon with SpaceX might be.Therefore, this SpaceX offering wouldn't be in direct competition with his own favorite space plans as of right now.

Nanocubes of this metal can generate fuel from CO2 using only sunlight

Nanocubes of this metal can generate fuel from CO2 using only sunlight Researchers from Duke University have discovered a way to use nanocubes of rhodium as a cheap solar-powered catalyst, converting carbon dioxide into methane quickly and with high efficiency.But what actually makes rhodium nanocubes special is that using them makes the reaction tunable.

Blue Origin shares a preview of its giant New Glenn rocket

Blue Origin shares a preview of its giant New Glenn rocket Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin has finally revealed how its upcoming New Glenn rocket will launch and then reuse a rocket stage by landing it back on Earth.It clearly resembles the same process that SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket goes through for that company's launches.

NASA may partner with more private companies on launches, rely on heavy lifters from SpaceX, Blue Origin

NASA may partner with more private companies on launches, rely on heavy lifters from SpaceX, Blue Origin Over the last few years, NASA has been one of SpaceX’s biggest supporters and funders.But the relationship between NASA and companies like SpaceX or Blue Origin has been complicated by their divergent goals and timelines for human spaceflight.

This week in space: SpaceX, Blue Origin, and still no aliens

This week in space: SpaceX, Blue Origin, and still no aliens SpaceX just announced that its Falcon 9 rocket will carry EchoStar 23 into space next week.Blue Origin unveiled their new reusable heavy-lift rocket, christened the New Glenn.

'Mass Effect: Andromeda' gives a shout out to SpaceX with a nerdy easter egg

'Mass Effect: Andromeda' gives a shout out to SpaceX with a nerdy easter egg Polygon first noticed a model of a SpaceX rocket sitting on a shelf in the main character's living quarters in Mass Effect: Andromeda, a fun little Easter egg for any fans of Elon Musk's private spacecraft company SpaceX.In the early 21st century, a private company called SpaceX pioneered efforts in sustainable space travel by developing a reusable launch system.

SpaceX's latest satellite mission may be its last non-reusable launch

SpaceX's latest satellite mission may be its last non-reusable launch Because of the difficulty in launching this satellite, SpaceX didn’t try to recover the first stage.It takes a lot of power to push a large payload up there, which left the Falcon 9 without enough fuel to land.

This week in space: Enceladus entices, SpaceX succeeds, and Mars is a bad vacation spot right now

This week in space: Enceladus entices, SpaceX succeeds, and Mars is a bad vacation spot right now DSCOVR, the jointly NASA- and NOAA-operated climate satellite, was launched by a SpaceX rocket in 2015.In other rocket news, SpaceX managed to launch their rocket, after a two-day delay because of high winds.

SpaceX set to actually reuse one of its reusable rockets

SpaceX set to actually reuse one of its reusable rockets The rocket prepped for flight is the second one recovered (the first came down on land, which is far easier).Not only that, it was the very first rocket that was successfully landed on the drone ship.

A rocket, a rover, and a moon: this week in space

A rocket, a rover, and a moon: this week in space Next week SpaceX is going to reuse its first reusable rocket, launching it from their new digs at Pad 39A.It was used in April 2016 to complete its first resupply mission of the International Space Station (including delivery of the Bigelow expandable habitat).

Elon Musk just launched a company to merge your brain with computers

Elon Musk just launched a company to merge your brain with computers As if we needed more proof that Tony Stark, we mean, Lex Luthor, we mean Elon Musk, is really worried about robot overlords., which will work to merge the human brain with computers through "neural lace" technology, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.

What we know about Elon Musk’s plan to go full super villain and play with your brain

What we know about Elon Musk’s plan to go full super villain and play with your brain This is Musk's latest technological frontier.Through Neuralink, Musk plans to merge humans and machines through a technology called neural lace.