SpaceX Has Signed Its First Passenger to Fly Around the Moon

Mindy Sparks
September 14, 2018

In February, SpaceX debuted the long-awaited Falcon Heavy, which became the world's most powerful operational launch vehicle, the report said.

SpaceX first floated the idea of sending private people around the moon in early 2017, saying two people had "paid a significant deposit" for the mission.

As per a tweet on Thursday, the company has signed its first private passenger to fly on its BFR launch vehicle, in what would be "an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space".

The Falcon Heavy debuted one year after that announcement was made.

However, the company has remained mum about those plans in recent months.


"No one has visited since the last Apollo mission in 1972". However the passengers were never named and the flight has yet to materialize.

The big reveal on who it is - and when the flight to the moon will be - will be announced Monday at the company's headquarters in Hawthorne, California. 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.

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

During a speech in Australia past 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. "And we believe we can do this with the revenue we receive from launching satellites and servicing the space station".

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

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