Elon Musk’s SpaceX signs up first passenger for round-the-moon trip

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This new mission, different from the one discussed by owner Elon Musk past year, would have one person fly around the moon in SpaceX's BFR launch vehicle.

In a step that commercialises space travel, U.S. private space firm SpaceX on Friday announced that it will send the first private passenger to Moon and will reveal his identity on Monday.

The BFR, which Elon Musk said can carry up to 100 people when it was first touted past year, will fly around the moon as part of the personal trip. "No one has visited since the last Apollo mission in 1972", it added.

The company said in a tweet that the person would be launched aboard its new "BFR" launch vehicle, which is still in development.

The webcast is embedded below.

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After someone responded to the tweet by jokingly suggesting that Musk himself will be the passenger, the SpaceX CEO offered a hint about the person who is traveling, responding with a Japanese flag emoji.

The company said more details would be made available on Monday.

"SpaceX will probably build 30 to 40 rocket cores for 300 missions over five years". We'll find out on Monday if the adventurous soul signed up to the BFR mission is one of the same people that was planning to go on the Falcon Heavy trip.

Musk announced the BFR in 2017 and has since gone on to state that it could be used for a wide array of purposes.

It may be noted, in February 2017 SpaceX said that two people have signed a deal with SpaceX to make a trip around the moon aboard - a Falcon Heavy rocket. "And we believe we can do this with the revenue we receive from launching satellites and servicing the space station".

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