SpaceX to send world's first private passenger around Moon

SpaceX to send world's first private passenger around Moon

It may be noted, in February 2017 SpaceX said that two people have signed a deal with SpaceX to make a trip around the moon aboard - a Falcon Heavy rocket.

Elon Musk's rocket company signed up its first passenger for a flight around the moon, taking a giant leap toward commercializing space travel.

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).

SpaceX has stated that the BFR would be capable of sending crews to the Moon and Mars.

"No one has visited since the last Apollo mission in 1972".

(SpaceX) said in a tweet. Its design was first presented almost a year ago, and the concept boasted a single system that included a booster and a ship that could travel to the moon and Mars.

The names and identities of those two tourists - and how much they meant to pay - were never revealed.

SpaceX's BFR compared to other launch vehicles.

The BFR is SpaceX's newest rocket, a super powerful launch vehicle with 31 engines and the capacity to lift 150 tons into space.

During a speech in Australia previous year, Musk said he was hopeful that the BFR would be able to launch and land at last two cargo ships on Mars by 2022.

Earlier this year, Musk said the company would be able to focus its investment on the BFR, following the successful launch of the Falcon Heavy.

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