SpaceX Plans To Send Two People Around The Moon

Hawthorne-based SpaceX said on Monday afternoon, that it plans to send two passengers around the Moon, next year. According to SpaceX, two private citizens had approached--and paid a "significant deposit" for the trip. SpaceX said that it will use the Falcon Heavy--which is set for its first test flight this summer--for the launch, and will leverage development from NASA's Commercial Crew Program to help support the flight. SpaceX did not provide names of the two passeners, but said it would release additional information about the flight teams, contingent upon their approval and confirmation of the health and fitness test results.