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

SpaceX books private passenger flight around the Moon

In a step that commercialises space travel, United States private space firm SpaceX on Friday announced that it will send the first private passenger to Moon and will reveal his identity on Monday.

SpaceX has a passenger for the first private trip around the moon on its Big Falcon Rocket.

The launch plans appear to have changed since Musk announced a year ago a mission to transport two paying passengers aboard a Falcon Heavy rocket and Dragon crew capsule to the moon.

Elon Musk's rocket and spaceship company has not named the person who will take part in this historic trip.

The webcast is embedded below. Laliberté was the seventh and last space tourist, prior to SpaceX's announcement on Monday.

Musk left a clue possibly regarding the flyer's nationality, tweeting the flag of Japan when asked if it was him that would be going on the trip.

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"We've been approached to do a crewed mission beyond the moon from some private individuals", Musk said at the time.

Musk's space exploration company SpaceX has already sent a Tesla vehicle and a cage of mice into orbit. "And they're very serious about it". Find out who " s flying and why on Monday, September 17.

About one year after that, in February of this year, SpaceX debuted the long-awaited Falcon Heavy, which became the world's most powerful operational launch vehicle.

As well as building a settlement on Mars to fulfill humanity's destiny of being "interplanetary", Musk wants to offer point to point rocket travel as an option instead of commercial flights.

In June, it was revealed by the Wall Street Journal that SpaceX wouldn't be sending a couple around the moon on its Dragon spacecraft later this year, a promise that was touted in early-2017.

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