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

SpaceX books private passenger flight around the Moon

SpaceX books private passenger flight around the Moon

SpaceX's tweet also included a render for a new version of the BFR vehicle.

"Only 24 humans have been to the Moon in history", SpaceX said. SpaceX announced late Thursday evening that it had penned its first ever private passenger to fly around the moon in its new Big Falcon Rocket (BFR).

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.

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).

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

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.

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Many people in coastal communities have followed the mandatory evacuation orders, but some are vowing to stay put and ride it out. Officials said some 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to evacuate, but it's unclear how many did.

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The Category 4 storm's approach led to a series of schedule adjustments Tuesday for teams in the Carolinas and Virginia. The governors of North and SC and Virginia declared states of emergency far ahead of the approaching storm.

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On the other side of the net, though, the 20-year-old Osaka kept her cool in her first Grand Slam final to win 6-2 6-4. Naomi Osaka made the world sit up and notice her when she beat Serena Williams in straight sets in the US Open final.

It would be humanity's first lunar visit since 1972.

The first ship carrying crews could arrive two years later, he said.

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.

Twitter users queried SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk if the passenger would be him.

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.

"All our resources will turn toward building BFR", Musk said previous year, reported the Verge.

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