Musk signs up mystery passenger to take rocket trip around moon

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

In 2017, Japanese internet conglomerate SofBbank, which runs the $93 billion SoftBank Vision Fund, invested in satellite broadband provider OneWeb, a business which SpaceX is also interested in, according to leaked documents obtained by Quartz.

SpaceX will reveal the passenger and say when the launch will take place during an announcement Monday.

The business of space tourism and exploration has been a breeding ground for entrepreneurs.

The company also has a contract to ferry American astronauts to the International Space Station.

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The tourist will fly in the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) being created to carry people into deep space, the Elon Musk led company said in a tweet. Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos's space venture, has plans to start selling tickets for suborbital space trips in 2019, with tickets expected to cost more than $200,000.

Musk's SpaceX and Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic LLC are among companies that are attempting to commercialize space travel.

About one year after that, in February of this year, SpaceX debuted the long-awaited Falcon Heavy, which became the world's most powerful operational launch vehicle.

The first ship carrying crews could arrive two years later, he said.

The Big Falcon Rocket (you can definitely roll your eyes at that name), called the BFR for short, is a combination rocket and spaceship - one large enough to boost 150 tons to a low Earth orbit thanks to 31 Raptor engines powering its main rocket. That never happened, and now that the BFR has its first scheduled passenger, it likely never will. The window for launching to Mars occurs every two years.

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