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SpaceX: Announcement coming Monday about private passengers flying on BFR around Moon

14 Sep 2018, 02:09 UTC
SpaceX: Announcement coming Monday about private passengers flying on BFR around Moon
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Image Credit: SpaceX
Just days after conducting another successful launch of one of its Falcon 9 rockets, SpaceX has announced that it’s CEO and Lead Designerr, Elon Musk, will be making an announcement regarding the first private passengers who will ride the company’s Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) to a destination only 24 others have traveled to.
The company will host a media event on Monday, Sept. 17 and other than state that it will be held at their headquarters located in Hawthorne, California and that Musk would “announce the world’s first private passenger scheduled to fly around the Moon aboard SpaceX’s BFR launch vehicle” – little else has been released.
As is the norm with SpaceX events, little time was provided to sign up for the event, with the deadline closing some 20 hours after the event was announced.
The company has stated that more details about the event’s activities will be announced closer to the event itself and that it would last for about an hour-and-a-half (from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PDT).
SpaceX has stated that the BFR would be capable of sending crews to the Moon and Mars. Image Credit: James Vaughan / SpaceFlight Insider
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