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First Passenger Booked for SpaceX Moon Orbit


Source: AP

SpaceX have announced they have booked their first passenger to fly around the moon.


“SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle,” the company teased in a September 13 tweet. “Find out who’s flying and why on Monday, September 17.”


The first SpaceX passenger to orbit the moon will be Japanese billionaire businessman, Yusaku Maezawa, who confirmed to ABC, “I choose to go to the moon!”

“I love the moon,” Maezawa told ABC News’s David Kerley. “I like to do the things that have never been done before. So I want the challenge to go to the moon.”


The moon voyage was initially planned to take off towards the end of 2018, but has since been postponed with SpaceX’s BFR (Big Falcon Rocket) still under development. The company hope to take Maezawa to the moon in 2023, with Elon Musk revealing the intrepid businessman will be bringing “8 (brave) artists and cultural figures with him.”

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