Only 24 people have ever orbited the moon. The first three managed the feat on Christmas Eve, 1968, nearly 50 years ago. The last three left in 1972. Since then, no one has gone back. Recently, both the United States and China have expressed interest in a lunar return visit— but so have private companies.
Tonight, at 9:00 pm eastern, 6:00 pm pacific, SpaceX will announce the identity of a person who has signed on with the company’s venture to send a person around the moon. The announcement will be webcast and (if you’re looking for something other than the Emmy’s) you can watch the livestream above. If you’d like to know more about the announcement, you can dive deep with us here.
This is a developing story. This post will be updated.