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SpaceX Has Signed the First Private Moon Traveler

Moon

Episode 1524

Elon Musk's company SpaceX has announced that it has signed the first private moon traveler. The company will announce who it is, and when that flight to the moon will be, on Monday. The original plan called for two passengers to fly around the moon using a Falcon Heavy rocket and a Crew Dragon capsule, but the new strategy is to fly around the moon using an even bigger SpaceX rocket that has its own dedicated passenger ship with only one person aboard.

Chris Marquardt on Photography

Chris Marquardt

Episode 1224

Chris joins us to talk about how to shoot the moon! The moon is so bright, that cameras often overexpose, so you have to go manual. You'll want to stop down to F11, ISO 800 or 1600, and a longer shutter speed, several seconds long. You'll need to use a tripod as well, and use the longest lens you can. Play around with your manual settings, and experiment until you find the right settings for your camera. Leo wants to know if you can shoot it with an iPhone. Chris says maybe. But you'll end up with an over exposed moon.