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SpaceX for a year postponed the first tourist flights around the moon

Musk announced the trip of two tourists to the Dragon in 2017, but they were asked to wait another year.

Elon Musk and the Dragon rocket. Getty Photos
Elon Musk and the Dragon rocket. Getty Photos

SpaceX reported that it is postponing the first tourist flights around the Moon until 2019. Space company Elon Musk planned to send two tourists on the ship Dragon in the end of 2017.

According to the representative of SpaceX, interest in traveling to the Moon “only grows” and the company wants to establish the sending of tourists. However, according to The Wall Street Journal, the launch was postponed until mid-2019.

In February 2017, Musk announced that the first two tourists had already paid their flights to the Moon on the Dragon. The names of the participants were not disclosed, and there is also no information as to whether they began to prepare for the flight.

In parallel, SpaceX is preparing for a 40% reduction in the number of flights compared to 2018. This is due to the lack of demand for the launch of large private satellites and weak demand for a large carrier rocket Falcon Heavy.

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