NASA Releases Statement On SpaceX’s Plans For Private Space Mission To The Moon

By  //  February 28, 2017

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ABOVE VIDEO: SpaceX announced on Monday the company will send two people to the moon for a private mission sometime in 2018. The mission will depart from Launchpad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Brevard County.

(NASA) – The following is a statement on SpaceX’s announcement Monday about a private space mission around the moon:

“NASA commends its industry partners for reaching higher.

“We will work closely with SpaceX to ensure it safely meets the contractual obligations to return the launch of astronauts to U.S. soil and continue to successfully deliver supplies to the International Space Station.

“For more than a decade, NASA has invested in private industry to develop capabilities for the American people and seed commercial innovation to advance humanity’s future in space.

“NASA is changing the way it does business through its commercial partnerships to help build a strong American space economy and free the agency to focus on developing the next-generation rocket, spacecraft and systems to go beyond the moon and sustain deep space exploration.”

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