Tourists to step on moon for the first time- first manned mission after 45 years
America’s private space agency SpaceX will be sending tourists to moon for the coming two years. This will be the first incident of its kind when tourists will be travel to moon...the first ever since last 45 years.
America’s private space agency SpaceX will be sending tourists to moon for the coming two years. This will be the first incident of its kind when tourists will be travel to moon…the first ever since last 45 years.
In the words of SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, “We are happy to announce that 2 private citizens have contacted us that they wish to go to moon. This mission will be done towards the end of next year. After 45 years, this will be the first opportunity for man to go into deep space. They will travel through the solar system much faster than ever before.”
Names not disclosed
The names of tourists have not been disclosed. As per Musk, the travellers have paid most of the amount and their training and health test will start by the end of this year.
SpaceX rocket landed on ground
Recently a SpaceX cargo ship had left with rations for International Space Stations. Later it had landed directly on ground. This was the first time when any rocket had landed straight on ground. Before this, SpaceX had successfully landed its rocket on the platform made in sea.
First moon landing in 1969
NASA had first sent its spacecraft Apollo-11 on 16th July 1969 which had astronauts Neil Armstrong, Alvin Aldrin and Michael Collins. Armstrong became the first man to land on moon on 20th July 1969, followed by Alvin Aldrin. Michael Collins did not step on moon since he was taking photographs from the spacecraft and doing some experiments as well.
The last moon mission was done 45 years ago
11th December 1972 was the day when man stepped on moon for the last time. Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans and Harrison Schmitt were sent to moon on 7th December 1972 by Apollo-17 spacecraft. Eugene Cernan recently passed away on 16th January 2017. He was the last person to step on moon.