Elon Musk’s SpaceX Registers First Passenger for Round-the-Moon Trip

14 September, 2018, 22:38 | Author: Emmett Howard
  • SpaceX books private passenger flight around the Moon

The company said the programme is an important step towards making recreational space travel a reality for people. The tweet sent the internet ablaze with rumors who the passenger might be. On a Twitter thread underneath the main announcement, a verified Twitter account attributed to CEO Elon Musk tweeted a picture of a Japanese flag. He also confirmed that the rendering of the spacecraft in the company's original tweet is a new version of SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR).

SpaceX has always been public about their dream of sending private citizens to space. "And they're very serious about it".

SpaceX now has a $1.6 billion contract with NASA to supply the astronauts living at the ISS, via regular cargo trips on its Dragon spaceship, launched aboard a Falcon 9 rocket.

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

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It was incredible play even finished Monday after rain soaked the course overnight and pushed up tee times. Bradley made three more birdies on the back nine to head to the 18th tee tied for the lead with Rose.

The company said more details would be made available on Monday.

The 31-engine BFR is part of the company's grand plan for travelling between planets, and will replace its current suite of rockets like the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy.

Two more cargo missions would follow in 2024 to provide more construction materials, along with two crewed flights, according to earlier reports.

"SpaceX will probably build 30 to 40 rocket cores for 300 missions over five years". But Musk has broad ambitions for SpaceX and the BFR. These include performing satellite launches, cleaning up space junk, and of course, taking the rich and space curious on trips around the moon.

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