SpaceX is planning on sending two tourists into space in 2018.
The company, which has been making supply deliveries to the International Space Station, made the announcement Monday.
The plan is to launch a crewed mission that will take two passengers around the moon, but won’t land on it.
It will be the first time in 45 years that humans will go to “deep space,” the company said in a release.
“Next year is going to be a big year for carrying people to the space station and hopefully beyond,” Elon Musk told reporters, CNN reports.
The two people who will see the stars approached the company, and they’ve already paid a “significant” deposit. Musk, however, would not disclose the cost of the week long trip.
There are no details on who the tourists are, thought Musk clarified that it’s “nobody from Hollywood.”
“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,” the release read.
Musk says SpaceX is on track to launch astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA in mid-2018. This moon mission would follow about six months later, using a Dragon crew capsule and a Falcon heavy rocket.
Musk says the moon mission is designed to be autonomous – unless something goes wrong.
“We would expect to do more than one mission of this nature,” he added. “This should be incredibly exciting.”
*with files from the Associated Press