Two lucky civilians will go to the moon in 2018

Elon Musk is sending two people to the moon next year, his company SpaceX announced Monday.

The billionaire plans to fly two private citizens on what will hopefully be a round-trip, circumlunar mission to Earth’s nearest neighbor.

“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,” the company said in a statement.

“We expect to conduct health and fitness tests, as well as begin initial training later this year. Other flight teams have also expressed strong interest and we expect more to follow. Additional information will be released about the flight teams, contingent upon their approval and confirmation of the health and fitness test results.”

Little is known about the two people who will be taking the week-long journey — only that…

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