(File pix) In this file photo taken on August 13, 2018 the SpaceX Crew Dragon simulator used to train NASA astronauts who will travel to the International Space Station aboard Crew Dragon, is show to the media during a press tour at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California. SpaceX announced a new plan to send a tourist around the Moon on its Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), a massive launch vehicle that is being designed to carry people to deep space. "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," the company said on Twitter. AFP Photo

Elon Musk’s space transportation company SpaceX said it has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the moon aboard its BFR launch vehicle.

“Find out who’s flying and why on Monday, September 17,” SpaceX said in a tweet on Thursday. -- Reuters


(File pix) In this file photo taken on August 13, 2018 a mock up of the Crew Dragon spacecraft is displayed during a media tour of SpaceX headquarters and rocket factory in Hawthorne, California. SpaceX on Thursday, September 13, 2018, announced a new plan to send a tourist around the Moon on its Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), a massive launch vehicle that is being designed to carry people to deep space. AFP

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