Fly Me To The Moon

News from Space.com…

SpaceX to Fly Passengers On Private Trip Around the Moon in 2018

Excerpts…

  • SpaceX will fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon in 2018, the company’s founder Elon Musk announced Monday (Feb. 27).
  • The private spaceflight company will use its Falcon Heavy rocket to send the two paying passengers into space aboard one of the company’s Dragon spacecraft. The two private citizens, who have not yet been named, approached SpaceX about taking a trip around the moon, and have “already paid a significant deposit” for the cost of the mission, according to a statement from the company. The names of the two individuals will be announced later, pending the result of initial health tests to ensure their fitness for the mission, the statement said.

Fly me to the moon? Not this lifetime. I watched the first manned landing 20 July 1969 at age 13. At that time the prediction was the U.S. would land people on Mars by 1979. Then the world got a bit sidetracked. 2017, and we still haven’t put a person on the surface of Mars. Over the years, we have learned about serious problems involved in getting there that we did not know about back in 1969. It can be done, but not as easily as previously believed. Maybe President Trump can get the goal back on track – with SpaceX and similar if not NASA.

Reported by Jim Lantern

LANTERN TIMEGLASS JOURNAL
Tuesday morning, 28 February 2017

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2 thoughts on “Fly Me To The Moon

  1. Yeah, sure. If you’ve got a lazy 60 zillion laying around.

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    • For A Few Dollars More, there’s the “one-way” trip to Mars being offered! And how about a trip to Saturn and beyond? I just watched “Interstellar” science fiction movie – will have to watch it again, a bit complicated. What I refer to as true science fiction, like the movie “Arrival” is also recently watched via Cox Contour On Demand Movies. Without reference to the “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “2010: Odyssey Two” movies and novels, I believe “Interstellar” implies an answer to the question of what the black monoliths are and where they came from – who those advanced aliens really are. They are us from the distant future, so advanced that we are no longer physical beings, and having the power to create entire new worlds and to populate them with new life. A Type III or Type IV Civilization – watch https://youtu.be/Qi9fUzxIXfU and read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kardashev_scale for other types.

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