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Tech & Science SpaceX booked 'world's first' private passenger for a BFR Moon trip

12:26  14 september  2018
12:26  14 september  2018 Source:   engadget.com

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We haven't seen SpaceX's BFR -- the rocket that it hopes will enable trips around the world, to the Moon, and, eventually, to Mars -- actually take flight yet, but the company says it has already booked a private passenger for a trip around the Moon. No one has been there since Apollo missions ended in the 70s, but now, in a "world's first" SpaceX is apparently taking reservations. Details like who is going and "why" are to be revealed during a livestream on Monday September 17th at 9 PM ET.

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Elon Musk just gave the most revealing look yet at the rocket ship SpaceX is building to fly to the moon and Mars .
Elon Musk recently announced plans to launch a Japanese billionaire around the moon in a new SpaceX launch system. On September 17, Musk announced that SpaceX would fly Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa around the moon on the company's Big Falcon Rocket or BFR. During that event, Musk showed off new renderings of the launch system, along with a few photos of the work going on inside SpaceX's spaceship-building tent at the Port of Los Angeles.

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