Musk signs up mystery passenger to take rocket trip around moon
Elon Musk’s rocket company signed up its first passenger for a flight around the moon, taking a giant leap toward commercializing space travel — at least in terms of consumer demand.
The person’s identity will be revealed on Monday, Space Exploration Technologies Corp. said in a tweet. Asked whether he’d be the first passenger, Musk — who’s also the chief executive officer of Tesla Inc. — posted an emoji of a Japanese flag.
SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehiclean 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