Spring Break’s coming up in only a few weeks, and that’s got a lot of people daydreaming about taking a trip somewhere. Florida, maybe. Cuba. Going on a cruise, or taking a road trip.
Or, you know, booking two round-trip tickets to the moon. (I mean, who hasn’t thought about that, right?)
According to an announcement made by tech magnate/would-be private space travel pioneer Elon Musk, two private citizens recently approached his SpaceX program about taking a weeklong flight around the moon in 2018. And they’ve already put down a “significant” deposit to reserve their seats on the autonomous rocket. If all goes according to plan, the world’s most expensive private tour is scheduled to happen sometime around the 50th anniversary of NASA’s first manned mission to the moon, Apollo 8.
So far, Musk is refusing to reveal the names of this mystery duo, but here’s a few of our picks for who it could (read: should) be.
LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony
What better way for LeBron to research for Space Jam 2 than by actually going into space, right? And as for Melo? Well, anything’s better than spending another year on the Knicks.
Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty
Sure, by this time next year, this whole Oscars debacle will probably have blown over and we’ll all have moved on from EnvelopeGate. But you couldn’t blame Bonnie and Clyde for wanting to have a getaway plan, just in case.
Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt
I mean, did you guys see Passengers? (That’s a rhetorical question, BTW. No one saw Passengers.) But hey, if J-Law and Chris Pratt’s combined charisma was all anyone needed to launch that ill-conceived sci-fi romance, it’s not like this idea’s any less half-baked.
DeMar Derozan and Kyle Lowry
Lowry and DeMar have had hands down the NBA’s best bromance this year, and that kind of on- and off-court chemistry could definitely come in handy in space. We think.
James Corden and Adele
Sure, “Carpool Karaoke” is doing well for Corden right now. But just think of the ratings boost the late night host could get with “Spaceship Karaoke.” As for Adele, space is probably the only place the singer will be safe from the Illuminati after stealing Beyoncé’s Grammy.
Nick and Whoever Wins The Bachelor
ABC’s flagship dating show has gone pretty much everywhere over the course of their 20-some seasons. You know where they haven’t gone? The frickin’ moon. (Plus, it’s guaranteed to be way more compelling than another boring season of Bachelor in Paradise.)
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin
They’ve been flirting for months now. (Maybe even years.) But there’s nothing like a couple’s first road trip to help take a relationship to that all-important next level.
Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson