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.
SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk wants to spend $10 Billion to put hundreds of satellites in low earth orbit to wire space for internet access. As a precursor to putting up a duplicate network on Mars, Musk says that he believes that a space-based internet would be 100 times faster than fiber optic connections and would reach everyone on earth.
With it's complicated sky crane design, everyone was going through the Seven Minutes of Terror that was the landing of the Mars Curiosity. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory stuck the landing and now Curiosity is roving around Mars. The Mars Science Lab (Curiosity) is the size of a car and is packed with all kinds of experiments.
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We'll have live coverage of the landing on TWiT at 10pm PDT, 1AM EDT.