Elon Musk announces SpaceX will fly two paying passengers around the moon in 2018. Moon mission another step toward SpaceX's ultimate goal of establishing permanent Mars colonies

SpaceX could beat NASA back to the moon

SpaceX's plan to fly two private citizens around the moon would put the company ahead of NASA's planned crewed flight with its Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket.

The weathercock of the church of St.Peter and Paul is seen in front of a moon on the eve of the "supermoon" spectacle in the village of Klein-Auheim near Hanau, Germany, early evening November 13, 2016. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2TGX7

November 2016 supermoon in pictures

The November 2016 supermoon delighted stargazers as the full moon reached its closest point to the Earth since 1948. The supermoon was captured in these stunning pictures from arou...