SpaceX unveiled the first private passenger to fly around the Moon. Japanese billionaire and online fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa, 42, announced: “I choose to go to the Moon.”
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The mission is planned for 2023 and would be the first lunar journey by humans since 1972.
— Yusaku Maezawa 前澤友作 (@yousuck2020) September 18, 2018
But it is reliant on a rocket that has not been built yet, and Mr. Musk cautioned: “It’s not 100% certain we can bring this to flight.”
The announcement was made at SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California, on Tuesday.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 18, 2018
The company said the flight on board the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) – a launch system that was unveiled by Mr. Musk in 2016 – represented “an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space”.