SpaceX Plans Moon Landing In 2022

SpaceX Moon Lander (Artwork)
An artist's rendering of SpaceX's "Starship" Moon Lander

Elon Musk‘s SpaceX is on a fast track to send its Starship spacecraft to the Moon within three years, according to a report by Space.com Senior Space Writer Mike Wall:

Starship could start putting NASA payloads down on Earth’s nearest neighbor quite soon, if all goes according to plan.

“We are aiming to be able to drop Starship on the lunar surface in 2022,” SpaceX president and chief operating officer Gwynne Shotwell said during a NASA-organized CLPS teleconference Monday (Nov. 18).

The proposed mission would probably carry cargo for NASA and a variety of other private and commercial enterprises.

SpaceX also plans a human-crewed voyage to the Moon in 2023, which will carry the Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and a team of artists.

Full story at MSNBC.com.

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