SpaceX announced on Monday that it is planning on flying two private citizens on a trip around the moon late next year.

"They have already paid a significant deposit to do a moon mission. Like the Apollo astronauts before them, these individuals will travel into space carrying the hopes and dreams of all humankind, driven by the universal human spirit of exploration. We expect to conduct health and fitness tests, as well as begin initial training later this year," SpaceX said in its announcement.

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