SpaceX books private passenger flight around the Moon

SpaceX's Giant BFR Rocket Will Launch a Passenger Around the Moon

Billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX has signed the world's first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard. SpaceX will hold the identity of its passenger from the public until Monday, September 17th.

This is not the first time the California-based company, headed by Internet entrepreneur and Tesla electric auto CEO Elon Musk, has touted plans to send tourists around the Moon.

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

Shortly after his successful Falcon Heavy Launch, Musk said he expected a "full-scale test" of the massive rocket within the next few years.

However, the company has remained mum about those plans in recent months. However the passengers were never named and the flight has yet to materialize.

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(SpaceX) said in a tweet. Next July will mark the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing by Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

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In December 2017, US President Donald Trump also issued a directive to "lead an innovative space exploration programme to send American astronauts back to the moon, and eventually Mars". "That would be on a Dragon 2 spacecraft and a Falcon Heavy rocket, which is due to do its maiden launch this summer".

SpaceX's tweet also included a render for a new version of the BFR vehicle.

He introduced the BFR, composed of a rocket and spaceship, last year, saying it was aimed at allowing people to colonize Mars and that the company wanted to land two cargo ships on the Red Planet in 2022. We plan to do that, probably in the fourth quarter of next year (2018).

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