SpaceX signs up mystery passenger for first trip around moon

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In February, 2017, SpaceX announced it would send the world's first two space tourists around the Moon in late 2018.

On Twitter, Musk's space firm wrote: 'SpaceX has signed the world's first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle-an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of travelling to space.

Elon Musk's rocket and spaceship company has not named the person who will take part in this historic trip.

But during a Falcon Heavy press conference earlier this year, Musk told reporters that, for the time being, SpaceX had no plans to certify the Falcon Heavy for human spaceflight.


The company has stated that more details about the event's activities will be announced closer to the event itself and that it would last for about an hour-and-a-half (from 5:30 p.m.to 7:00 p.m. PDT). However the passengers were never named and the flight has yet to materialize.

Only 24 people in history have ever been to the Moon.

It would be humanity's first lunar visit since 1972.

SpaceX has a passenger for the first private trip around the moon on its Big Falcon Rocket.


He also confirmed that the rendering of the spacecraft in the company's original tweet is a new version of SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR).

"All our resources will turn toward building BFR", Musk said previous year, reported the Verge. These include performing satellite launches, cleaning up space junk, and of course, taking the rich and space curious on trips around the moon.

"I feel fairly confident that we can complete the ship and launch in about five years", Musk said.


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