SpaceX will take a Japanese billionaire on a trip around the Moon

Who Is SpaceX's Mystery Moon Passenger

Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire musician, fashion designer, art collector and entrepreneur, expects to take a group of artists with him into orbit within five years.

Before he introduced Maezawa, Musk outlined his company's space travel goals, warning of a possible event that could "end civilization", adding, "We should take action and become a multi-planet civilization as soon as possible". Find out who's flying and why on Monday, September 17'.

SpaceX said the mission will use the Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR - which is still being developed. The company has said it wants to launch its Mars-bound cargo flight in 2022, followed by the first Mars flight with passengers in 2024.

On his Instagram account, Maezawa posted a photo of himself looking at the prototype of what is likely the rocket that will be used to launch him toward the moon.

He had said that the trip would happen this year and would not involve a landing, but rather a long loop around the moon.

Not since the Apollo mission of 1972 has man come close to the surface of the moon but this could soon be about to change if Elon Musk has his way.

BFR will inevitably borrow heavily from almost a decade of designing, building, testing, launching, and upgrading 60+ Falcon 9 and Heavy rockets, all successes and failures included.

Video SpaceX today named its first paying passenger it will fly around the Moon and back to Earth - and it's Japanese biz baron Yusaku Maezawa.

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The BFR spacecraft's shape is reminiscent of the space shuttle, the bus-like USA spaceships that carried astronauts to space 135 times from 1981 to 2011.

"The reason for creating SpaceX was to accelerate the advent of humanity becoming a space bearing civilisations, to advance rocket technology to become a multiplanet species and becoming a true space bearing species", Musk said.

If you were dreaming of being the first private citizen in space. you've been beaten to it.

SpaceX isn't the only company looking to turn space tourism into a booming business.

With SpaceX, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and entrepreneur Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic battling it out to launch private-sector spacecraft, the SpaceX passenger will join a growing list of celebrities and the ultra-rich who have secured seats on flights offered on the under-development vessels.

Last week, video of him smoking marijuana during a podcast appearance sent Tesla shares tumbling.

On Monday, Mr Musk unveiled new artist impressions of the BFR and the spaceship which will carry passengers around the Moon.

SpaceX announced it had reached an agreement to launch the tourist into space last Friday via Twitter.

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