"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", company's tweet said.
SpaceX is set to announce the first private passenger to fly around the Moon on one of its spacecraft, the company tweeted Thursday. When asked if Musk would be the person aboard the flight, he responded simply by posting an emoji of a Japanese flag.
It's not the same mission SpaceX founder Elon Musk outlined past year. We plan to do that, probably in the fourth quarter of next year (2018). 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. SpaceX was tight-lipped about the financial terms of the deal and the identity of the individuals.
Two more cargo missions would follow in 2024 to provide more construction materials, along with two crewed flights, according to earlier reports.
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The rocket in combination with a spaceship capsule is being built by SpaceX with the colonization of the planet Mars in mind.
As well as building a settlement on Mars to fulfill humanity's destiny of being "interplanetary", Musk wants to offer point to point rocket travel as an option instead of commercial flights.
Musk announced the BFR in 2017 and has since gone on to state that it could be used for a wide array of purposes.
In December 2017, US President Donald Trump also issued a directive to "lead an innovative space exploration programme to send American astronauts back to the moon, and eventually Mars".