SpaceX to announce 1st private moon flight passenger

18 September, 2018, 11:14 | Author: Sidney Guerrero
  • SpaceX mystery moon passenger revealed, and he's a billionaire

The Japanese billionaire who will become the first ever private tourist to fly around the moon. "These masterpieces will inspire the dreamer within all of us". He has accused, without proof, one of the cave divers who participated in the rescue of a Thai youth football team of being a paedophile.

Only 24 humans have visited the Moon - all of them Americans.

It's finally starting to feel a little more real as Musk announced the company's first paying passenger on Monday.

Musk said the BFR is still in development and will make several unmanned test launches before it takes on passengers. The BFR ship won't be making a stopover on the lunar surface, though.

SpaceX has named Japanese billionaire entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa as the first paying passenger for the company's ambitious 2023 moon mission.

Maezawa will fly on Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s BFR rocket on a trip around the moon, Musk announced today, without saying when.

"How many people would've looked at SpaceX in 2008 and imagined that in 2018 we'd be where we are?" "That will change significantly in years to come", he said. He hasn't revealed who he's going to invite, but it'll be fascinating to see who he has in mind, and even more interesting to find out who does or doesn't take him up on the offer of a free trip to the moon.

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk described Maezawa as the "bravest" and 'best adventurer'.

The response tweet sent Musk's fanbase into a myriad of speculations.

That design is likely to continue undergoing major shifts well beyond the commencement of integrated Grasshopper-style hop tests of BFR's spaceship upper stage (known as BFS), as flight-testing the rocket's major components will nearly invariably result in design changes, be it major or minor. Musk has loudly touted the potential for the BFR to lead interplanetary colonization efforts; the Verge wrote Musk said the updated design is a roughly 117.96m-long (118 meter) two-stage vessel capable of carrying 100 metric tons of cargo to a theoretical future Mars colony if refueled in orbit.

BFR will inevitably borrow heavily from almost a decade of designing, building, testing, launching, and upgrading 60+ Falcon 9 and Heavy rockets, all successes and failures included.

If you were dreaming of being the first private citizen in space. you've been beaten to it.

The era of space tourism began in 2001 when California businessman Dennis Tito paid for a journey on a Russian rocket to the International Space Station. "And late Sunday, Musk further fueled the anticipation by tweeting out artist renderings of the massive launch vehicle that SpaceX is developing to fly into deep space, with a simple message: "#OccupyMars".

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