Fly me to the moon - okay, says Elon Musk

SpaceX's Giant BFR Rocket Will Launch a Passenger Around the Moon

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

SpaceX said it has signed the first private moon traveller, with some changes to its original game plan.

- Footprints on the Moon - Humans have not set foot on the Moon since the final Apollo mission in 1972, capping an era of U.S. national pride.

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The company said in a tweet that the person would be launched aboard its new "BFR" launch vehicle, which is still in development. Details on who is flying - and why - will be revealed during a live webcast on September 17 at 6:00 p.m. Asked whether he'd be the first passenger, Musk - who's also the CEO of Tesla - posted an emoji of a Japanese flag.

Now, the Hawthorne, Calif. -based company says it's ready to unveil the name of the first person to take the trip and the reason for the journey.

The names and identities of those two tourists - and how much they meant to pay - were never revealed. Next July will mark the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing by Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. These include performing satellite launches, cleaning up space junk, and of course, taking the rich and space curious on trips around the moon. "That would be on a Dragon 2 spacecraft and a Falcon Heavy rocket, which is due to do its maiden launch this summer".

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Musk described a slightly scaled-down 348-foot-tall rocket in September 2017 and announced that the private space company aimed to launch two cargo missions to Mars in 2022.

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

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