SpaceX announces new plan to send tourist around Moon

Sep 15, 2018, 08:10 IST | Agencies

"SpaceX has signed the world's first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle - an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of travelling to space," the company said on Twitter

SpaceX announces new plan to send tourist around Moon

SpaceX has announced a new plan to launch a tourist around the Moon using its Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), a massive launch vehicle that is being designed to carry people into deep space.

"SpaceX has signed the world's first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle - an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of travelling to space," the company said on Twitter. SpaceX gave no further details, but said more information would follow on Monday.

SpaceX spacesuit (top) and a simulator used to train NASA astronauts
SpaceX spacesuit (top) and a simulator used to train NASA astronauts

This is not the first time the California-based company, headed by Internet entrepreneur and Tesla electric car CEO Elon Musk, has touted plans to send tourists around the Moon. In February, 2017, SpaceX announced it would send the world's first two space tourists around the Moon in late 2018.

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