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SpaceX plans tourists trip around the moon

Two paying passengers get week-long journey

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(Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

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SpaceX plans to send two paying passengers on a tourist trip around the moon next year using a spaceship under development for NASA astronauts.

The company made the announcement on Monday.

The launch of the first privately funded tourist flight beyond the orbit of the International Space Station is tentatively targeted for late 2018, said Space Exploration Technologies Chief Executive Elon Muskl.

The customers have not been identified.

The company also has not said how much the week-long trip is costing.