Fly us to the moon and back, Elon!
As the world attempts to chill following Oscars drama on this fine Monday, Elon Musk has casually announced that his private spaceflight company, SpaceX, will be flying two tourists around the moon in 2018. No. Big. Deal.
After SpaceX released a statement, clarifying that two private citizens — whose identities have not been made public — want to pay to embark on the out-of-this-world adventure, people of the internet collectively freaked the heck out.
— Edward E. Demirci (@astroedtx) February 27, 2017
Aside from expressing a great deal of FOMO, people began to guess the identities of two mysterious citizens participating in the unexpected week-long trip, and of course, they had plenty of jokes at the ready.
People were pumped...
— Ashley Kerns (@Candy_Kerns) February 27, 2017
Oh shit the 2018 flight around the moon would be the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8
— George Sarkodie (@d33pm1nd) February 27, 2017
Elon Musk announcing that two tourists will travel around the moon has made my day approximately 238,855 times better
— Nina (@ninagoodhue) February 27, 2017
I know we're supposed to hate Elon Musk now but it would be legitimately cool if SpaceX can get out to (around) the moon again.
— John Wunder (@jwunder) February 27, 2017
Some began to tweet their ideal space travellers, (one dude in particular)...
SpaceX just announced it's sending 2 people to the moon next year - fingers crossed it's Trump and Bannon
— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) February 27, 2017
https://t.co/7gEhbWsF2J. I will help pay if one of the two can be Donald Drumpf!
— Mike O'Brien (@STLMikeOB) February 27, 2017
Just tell Trump that he has the 1st rights to a Trump Tower on the moon... https://t.co/RKuKGjQIEL
— Wilson Chu (@MyWchu) February 27, 2017
SpaceX to send two people around the moon who paid for a 2018 mission
Trump and Pence? Kickstart, anyone?https://t.co/P5IP9itcQT
— Joh5n (@Joh5n) February 27, 2017
SpaceX is flying two tourists around the moon next yr.
Can we put Trump on it? I’m sure we can take up a collection.
— Bryan William Jones (@BWJones) February 27, 2017
two is a good start but we should be sending all the rich people to the moon
— Julia 🤝 (@remarksist) February 27, 2017
Others happily volunteered as tribute...
— techGURU (@I_msolazy) February 27, 2017
— michael (@CardinalBiggles) February 27, 2017
— CueStephanie (@CueStephanie) February 27, 2017
Wow - Elon Musk announced SpaceX will launch from Cape Canaveral and take 2 tourists on a trip around the MOON next year!🌛 I want to go!
— dianne craig (@torogirl) February 27, 2017
WHERE DO I SIGN UP TO BE SENT TO THE MOON ??? NEED AN APPLICATION PLEASE @SpaceX
— .... (@Que_foo_) February 27, 2017
And even astronauts wanted in on the adventure...
It's been almost a year. Send me! https://t.co/D60djGh7IZ
— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) February 27, 2017
Elon, please give us some more deets A.S.A.P.