Fun Blog: SpaceX to send 2 private citizens around the moon

Wisconsin's Morning News

SpaceX announced on Monday plans to send two private citizens on a trip around the moon, marking the first manned mission well beyond Earth's atmosphere in more than four decades. 

According to SpaceX, the crew will circumnavigate the moon before returning to Earth late in 2018. The crew is set to lift off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. 

SpaceX said that two private citizens have paid a "significant" deposit to participate in next year's mission. SpaceX plans on performing health and fitness test on the riders at some point in 2017.

Would you ever do it? The Wisconsin's Morning News crew discussed during this week's Fun Blog.

They also brought up the fact that Thursday marks 33 years since the release of 'This is Spiral Tap.'

Watch and reminisce below. 

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