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SpaceX to send two tourists around moon in 2018

Miami

SPACEX said on Monday two private citizens have paid money to be sent around the moon in what would mark the farthest humans have ever travelled to deep space.

The United States has not sent astronauts to the moon since Nasa's Apollo missions of the 1960s and 1970s.

"We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached to fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon late next year," said a statement by CEO Elon Musk.

"This presents an opportunity for humans to return to deep space for...

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