SpaceX Signs its First Private Passenger to Fly 'Round the Moon

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Who the passenger is and a schedule for the flight will be announced Monday, the company said. The tweet sent the internet ablaze with rumors who the passenger might be. 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.

The hard-charging rocket firm, run by billionaire Elon Musk, announced the news from its official Twitter handle.

SpaceX has always been public about their dream of sending private citizens to space.

If the project is successful, it would mark the first time someone has been to the moon since the last Apollo mission in 1972.

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. "And they're very serious about it. That would be on a Dragon 2 spacecraft and a Falcon Heavy rocket, which is due to do its maiden launch this summer".

"I feel fairly confident that we can complete the ship and launch in about five years", Musk said.

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In June this year, it was reported the mission had been postponed until 2019 at the earliest.

Now, the Hawthorne, Calif. -based company says it's ready to unveil the name of the first person to take the trip and the reason for the journey.

The 31-engine BFR is part of the company's grand plan for travelling between planets, and will replace its current suite of rockets like the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy.

The names and identities of those two tourists - and how much they meant to pay - were never revealed.

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.

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