He disclosed that the 300,000-to-400,000-mile trip will last about a week, with passengers undergoing training later this year. It's not clear whether the passengers have any flying experience, but they're about to get a bit while making history.
This isn't the last trip SpaceX will facilitate, Musk said Monday, noting they expect "to do more than one mission of this nature." So, this is just the start of unimaginably wealthy people taking absurdly opulent vacations.
While NASA isn't involved, it was their funding through the Commercial Crew Program that aided the development of the Dragon 2. The flight will launch from Kennedy Space Center's historic pad 39A, where NASA launched Apollo missions to the moon. This will be the furthest into space any human has gone in about 45 years.