SpaceX has postponed until mid-2019 first flight of space tourists to the moon.
Company SpaceX postpones from late 2018 to mid-2019 the first commercial launch his spaceship with humans to orbit the moon. About this newspaper The Wall Street Journal .
It refers to the official representative of SpaceX James Gleason, who, however, did not disclose the reasons for such a step. “SpaceX is still planning to send a private person to make a revolution around the moon. Interest in this from many clients is increasing,” said Gleason.
The publication draws attention to the fact that initially the company planned for the current year 28 starts. At the moment, this figure dropped to 40%, reflecting a sharp decline in the world in the number of orders for the construction and launch of larger commercial satellites.
In January, the same newspaper reported that the National Board of the USA on Aeronautics and research of space administration (NASA) postpones until spring 2019 start of regular manned flight spacecraft developed by SpaceX and Boeing. This is due to too high risk of emergency situations and accidents during the operation of these commercial vehicles. Americans to deliver cargo to the International space station using the Cygnus vehicles Orbital ATK and Dragon manufactured by SpaceX.