Elon Musk’s SpaceX announced on Twitter that it had signed its first private passenger to make a trip around the moon aboard its BFR, or Big Falcon Rocket, launch vehicle.
Less than 20 minutes after the first tweet, a second one followed with a reminder that no one has visited the moon since the last Apollo mission in 1972.
No one has visited since the last Apollo mission in 1972. https://t.co/gtC39uBC7z — SpaceX (@SpaceX) September 14, 2018
“We’ve been approached to do a crewed mission beyond the moon from some private individuals,” Musk said at the time.
Falcon Heavy’s flight was delayed to February of this year and the Dragon capsule is still under development for passengers.
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 traveling to space. Find out who’s flying and why on Monday, September 17. pic.twitter.com/64z4rygYhk
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) September 14, 2018