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14 September 2018, 06:45 | Dale Webster
SpaceX has signed up its first passenger for a trip around the moon
"Only 24 humans have been to the Moon in history".
After people responded with questions, Musk weighed in and confirmed that the render of the Big Falcon Rocket, which is still in development, is new and "intentionally" created to resemble one seen in a classic Tintin comic. Asked whether he'd be the first passenger, Musk-who's also the chief executive officer of Tesla Inc. -posted an emoji of a Japanese flag.
If all goes well, this unnamed passenger will be the first person to visit the moon since NASA's Apollo mission in 1972.
SpaceX is set to send a private passenger on a spaceflight around the moon soon, as it's now signed up its first customer for the trip.
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.
In February, SpaceX debuted the long-awaited Falcon Heavy, which became the world's most powerful operational launch vehicle, the report said.
The private space company, led by billionaire Elon Musk, has previously announced plans to send two people into lunar orbit, but has never revealed who they may be. Find out who " s flying and why on Monday, September 17.
"We've been approached to do a crewed mission beyond the moon from some private individuals", he said at the time. Musk has designs on sending spacecraft to Mars and establishing a colony. there.
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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