In a February 2017 press release titled "SpaceX to Send Privately Crewed Dragon Spacecraft Beyond the Moon Next Year" SpaceX announced

We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached to fly two private citizens on a trip around the Moon late next year. They have already paid a significant deposit to do a Moon mission.

It's 25% of the way through "next year" now. What's the status of this amazing mission?


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It seems very likely that it has been cancelled, although it has not been explicitly declared as such. We do know that Falcon Heavy will not be man rated. As the mission was supposed to be launched on Falcon Heavy, it seems rather unlikely that the mission will proceed as planned.

I rather suspect they will be given an opportunity to fly on a BFR mission, when available.

  • $\begingroup$ I feel like it's pretty confirmed they are pushing it back to BFR for the time being, with the option to reconsider based on BFR progress. spacenews.com/… $\endgroup$
    – Saiboogu
    Mar 24, 2018 at 16:30
  • $\begingroup$ @Saiboogu consider posting your own answer, that link is the best reference I have seen about this. $\endgroup$ Mar 24, 2018 at 17:20

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