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SpaceX To Name Mystery Moon Traveler

SpaceX To Name Mystery Moon Traveler

The trip will be made using SpaceX's BFR: its Big Falcon Rocket (or Big F**king Rocket, depending on how much someone's been smoking).

He wants to do a circuit of the Moon, and take six to eight artists with him - be they painters, sculptors, musicians, or architects - and in return for the trip they must create art to inspire humanity.

The identity of the traveler will be revealed at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, during an event Monday evening.

Space X hasn't revealed any details about the passenger who will ride the BFR around the moon.

Earlier on Twitter, Mr Musk had already hinted that the passenger would be from Japan.

The BFR is SpaceX's next generation spacecraft and launch vehicle system, set to be used along with the company's current suite of hardware like the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy.

Last year, Musk said the BFR's admittedly "ambitious" goal was to make a test flight to Mars in 2022, followed by a crewed flight to the Red Planet in 2024.




SpaceX plans a lunar orbit mission. The company said the passengers paid a "significant deposit" for the trip but did not identify them. "So, I choose to go to the moon with artists". He says just thinking about the journey gets his heart racing.

"He is the bravest person - and the most willing to do so - and he was the best adventurer I think". The company has grown from its origins as a mail-order music album business, and now makes most of its money through its shopping website Zozotown, which is popular with younger domestic consumers. His company Zozo, officially called Start Today Co Ltd, also offers a made-to-measure service using a polka dot bodysuit, the Zozosuit.

A Japanese internet entrepreneur is to fly round the moon as the first space tourist on a SpaceX rocket. "Find out who's flying and why on Monday, September 17".

Virgin's trip will cost about $250,000.

The lunar voyager will be launched into space aboard SpaceX's new Big Falcon Rocket system. The company has completed more than 50 successful Falcon launches and snagged billions of dollars' worth of contracts, including deals with NASA and the U.S. Department of Defense.

In 2017, Mr Musk announced that he would be sending two paying passengers on a loop around the Moon - which was to have launched as early as this year.

It's worth remembering that even a rocket beginning integrated systems tests - expected to commence with BFR as early as late 2019 - can end up looking and being nearly nothing like the vehicle that ultimately rolls off the assembly line and launches real missions.

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