SpaceX signs up first private moon traveler

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

SpaceX, the rocket company founded by billionaire Elon Musk, announced late Thursday that it has signed the world's first private passenger to fly around the moon in its Big Falcon Rocket (BFR).

According to The Verge, SpaceX says that it has signed its first customer up for a trip around the Moon's orbit - though details are scant. In February previous year, it claimed two people had "already paid a significant deposit to do a moon mission" in late 2018.

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Why it matters: One lucky passenger, presumably of Japanese descent, will board SpaceX's BFR launch vehicle for an unforgettable trip around the Moon.

The webcast is embedded below. "And they're very serious about it".

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We'll see what tomorrow brings". "He'll be given the whole week to get ready". "To be in this room, you've got to be mentally and physical tough".

The Falcon Heavy debuted one year after that announcement was made. We plan to do that, probably in the fourth quarter of next year (2018).

But the tweet fell short of providing any actual details except that it would reveal more information on Monday about the passenger and the goal of the flight. The company added that it will name the passenger and their reasons for flying on Monday. SpaceX originally promised this mission with the Falcon Heavy, but that rocket appears to be falling out of favor. That mostly likely means the passenger is from Japan, SpaceX is moving to Japan, or Musk is simply trolling people with emojis. Musk has designs on sending spacecraft to Mars and establishing a colony. there.

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SpaceX has established its bona fides in the aerospace business by transporting supplies to the International Space Station and by completing the tricky maneuver of recovering rockets after launch so that they can be reused.

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