Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Research | By Jody Lindsey

Elon Musk’s SpaceX signs up first passenger for round-the-moon trip

Elon Musk’s SpaceX signs up first passenger for round-the-moon trip

The BFR, which Elon Musk said can carry up to 100 people when it was first touted past year, will fly around the moon as part of the personal trip.

Billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX has signed the world's first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard.

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).

They would have blasted off aboard a Falcon Heavy rocket.

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. However the passengers were never named and the flight has yet to materialize.

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US President Donald Trump has championed plans to put boots on the Moon again, as NASA works on building a lunar gateway that would serve as a launching point for missions heading even further into deep space, such as asteroids or Mars.

Boeing is also hard at work on its crew vehicle, with pioneering flights planned for 2019 as well.

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.

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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