Japan fashion billionaire Maezawa picked by SpaceX for moon flight

Japan fashion billionaire Maezawa picked by SpaceX for moon flight

Japan fashion billionaire Maezawa picked by SpaceX for moon flight

"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 in a tweet.

Maezawa's trip to the moon will be made on board a BFR, which is now still in development.

Musk revealed Maezawa's identity at a press conference from SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California.

Shotwell also said the full rocket could reach orbit for the first time in 2020 and possibly deliver cargo to the Moon or Mars in 2022.

"Quite a small portion of SpaceX's resources are now spent on BFR".

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Maezawa, he hopes, will be the first of many to make such an epic journey.

The BFR is SpaceX's next generation spacecraft and launch vehicle system, set to be used along with the company's current suite of hardware like the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy. The company has been eyeing space tourism, previously stating that it had received sizable deposits from a couple of unnamed individuals keen on traveling into space. He paid an unspecified amount of money for the privilege.

Shortly after his successful Falcon Heavy Launch, Musk said he expected a "full-scale test" of the massive rocket within the next few years.

After giving an update on the BFR's overall architectural changes (for which NASASpaceflight will publish an in-depth article later), Elon Musk, founder, CEO, and Lead Designer at SpaceX, introduced the person who purchased an entire BFR for a flight around the moon. A 90-minute flight costs $250,000.

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The BFR has never flown, but Mr Musk has released some technical details about it. "It would skim the surface of the moon, go quite a bit further out into deep space, and then loop back to Earth".

It's finally starting to feel a little more real as Musk announced the company's first paying passenger on Monday.

SpaceX announced September 17 that a Japanese billionaire will be paying an undisclosed but significant sum to buy a flight of the company's next-generation rocket for a flight around the moon carrying a group of artists.

Musk touched on one of his favorite themes, a call for humanity to become a multi-planetary civilization, as he kicked off the announcement.

He also said humans have to not only visit but also inhabit those planets, starting off with Mars. He said about BFR, it's "making people excited about the future - about getting up in the morning".

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