SpaceX has announced plans to take a passenger on the first ever tourist expedition around the moon.
Elon Musk’s rocket and spaceship company has not named the person who will take part in this historic trip.
But when one of Musk’s fans asked him who would be taking part in the mission, the billionaire tweeted out an emoji of the Japanese flag, sparking speculation that a Japanese billionaire was planning to make the flight.
The billionaire does not appear to be planning to make the journey himself and has not revealed the passenger’s identity (Picture: Getty)On Twitter, Musk’s space firm wrote: ‘SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle—an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of travelling to space. Find out who’s flying and why on Monday, September 17.’
In 2017, Space X revealed that two ‘private citizens’ had paid a ‘significant deposit’ to book themselves on a journey around the moon.
In a statement released last year, SpaceX wrote: ‘This presents an opportunity for humans to return to deep space for the first time in 45 years and they will travel faster and further into the Solar System than any before them.’
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