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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

SpaceX says it will send someone around the Moon on its future monster rocket

  SpaceX says it will send someone around the Moon on its future monster rocket A truly out of this world vacationThe BFR, or the Big Falcon Rocket, is the giant rocket that SpaceX is currently developing to send humans to the Moon and Mars. According to a presentation by CEO Elon Musk last year, the BFR design consists of a combined rocket and spaceship, or the BFS for Big Falcon Ship. The main rocket will supposedly have 31 main Raptor engines and be capable of sending up 150 tons to low Earth orbit.

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.

SpaceX plans to reveal the identity of its first Moon trip passenger on Monday

  SpaceX plans to reveal the identity of its first Moon trip passenger on Monday SpaceX has long been bullish on the idea of selling seats on its spacecraft to private citizens who are willing to pony up enough cash for a trip into space. The trip, which will take the person (or persons?) on a round-trip journey around Earth’s only natural satellite, will be made possible by SpaceX’s BFR. The ‘Big Falcon Rocket’ (or Big F*cking Rocket, depending on who you ask) isn’t anywhere close to actually getting off the ground today, so there are a whole lot of questions the company will need to answer when it makes the announcement.

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Good news for Tania Zaetta's newborn twins .
Former Who Dares Wins host Tania Zaetta has shared an adorable update on her newborn twins, who have been spending time in hospital isolettes for safe monitoring.The 48-year-old gave birth to twins earlier in September, a boy and a girl named Alby and Kenzie.

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