SpaceX signs up mystery passenger for first trip around moon

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Details on who is flying - and why - will be revealed during a live webcast on September 17 at 6:00 p.m.

Earlier this year, Musk said the company would be able to focus its investment on the BFR, following the successful launch of the Falcon Heavy. Musk responded with a Japanese flag emoji, suggesting the passenger is Japanese.

He has also said that eventually the fleet of SpaceX rockets will be phased out and the BFR will be responsible for all of SpaceX's ambitions.

In February, 2017, SpaceX announced it would send the world's first two space tourists around the Moon in late 2018.

SpaceX announced it has signed the world's first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard the company's BFR launch vehicle.

To date, only 24 people have traveled to the Moon and all of them were NASA astronauts that were a part of the Apollo Program that saw some nine 3 man crews venture to our nearest celestial neighbor (three of them journeyed to the Moon more than once).

The private space company, led by billionaire Elon Musk, has previously announced plans to send two people into lunar orbit, but has never revealed who they may be. Its design was first presented almost a year ago, and the concept boasted a single system that included a booster and a ship that could travel to the moon and Mars. 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. "And we believe we can do this with the revenue we receive from launching satellites and servicing the space station".

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