02:39 GMT08 May 2021
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    Musk's company SpaceX is currently working on a next-generation spaceship that is expected to dramatically reduce the cost of space launches and simplify space travel. SpaceX previously said it plans to send the first space tourists to the Moon in 2022.

    Not a week goes by without Elon Musk igniting social media with his statements. This week alone he baffled netizens with his U-turn on the efficacy of vaccines and claims that he is an alien. Now he's got users excited after posting a statement about an upcoming space mission to the Moon.

    ​Many users praised Musk for simplifying space travel and expressed hope that he himself will stay on Earth as he is too valuable for humanity.

    ​Others contended that Musk was simply creating hype or meant something else.

    ​​One user suggested that SpaceX should build a colony on the Moon before it launches a space mission to Mars.

    Many netizens thought the statement was a reference to his earlier promise to take the cryptocurrency dogecoin to Earth's satellite.

    ​Still others suggested what things Musk should take to the Moon.

    ​The tech maverick's statement comes a day after he showcased an ambitious project to enable people to use gadgets using only their brain activity.

    SpaceX, Moon, space travel, Elon Musk
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