SpaceX says it will fly 2 people to moon next year

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SpaceX scrubbed the launch to,"take a closer look at positioning of the second stage engine nozzle," according to a tweet from the company.

WASHINGTON — Two tourists are paying SpaceX for a trip around the moon next year.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced Monday afternoon that the travelers had already placed a significant deposit.

“Next year is going to be a big year for carrying people to the space station and hopefully beyond,” Musk said in a conference call with reporters.

SpaceX will use the same launch pad near Cape Canaveral, Florida, that was used for the Apollo programs missions.

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