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SpaceX To Reveal Identity Of First Space Tourist

14 September 2018

It may be noted, in February 2017 SpaceX said that two people have signed a deal with SpaceX to make a trip around the moon aboard - a Falcon Heavy rocket.

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

"Find out who's flying and why on Monday, September 17", the tweet said.

In a statement released last year, SpaceX wrote: 'This presents an opportunity for humans to return to deep space for the first time in 45 years and they will travel faster and further into the Solar System than any before them'.

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). When asked if Musk would be the person aboard the flight, he responded simply by posting an emoji of a Japanese flag.

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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.

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

In a tweet Thursday night, SpaceX announced its plans to name the first private person to take a journey around the moon - and why.

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.

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.

SpaceX To Reveal Identity Of First Space Tourist