Space Speculation: Who Are the Mystery Moon Tourists?

SpaceX could make history by sending the first woman
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 1, 2017 8:03 AM CST
Could SpaceX Moon Tourists Make Leap for Womankind?
The first tourist trip is in the works.   (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

So who are the two space tourists who will be flown around the moon by SpaceX next year? The company isn't saying, but a post at the Atlantic points out an interesting stat: Of the 24 people who have flown to the moon so far (half of whom have walked on its surface), all have been men. Which means that Elon Musk's company could make history by sending the first woman. Quartz also digs into the mystery duo, wondering whether they are among the people who have plunked down $250,000 deposits to fly on Virgin Galactic's suborbital craft someday. Celebs such as Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie, and singer Sarah Brightman are among those names, as is an intriguing possibility from the male camp—the Winklevoss twins. (More SpaceX stories.)

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