SpaceX announces tour plans to moon: Are you interested
New Delhi : Elon Musk's private aerospace company, Space X has announced its new plan for round-the-moon-trip. Now, the company will send tourist around the Moon using its Big Falcon Rocket (BFR). It's a massive launch vehicle that is being designed to carry people into 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.
To inform, it’s not the first time that the California-based company has touted plans to send tourists around the Moon.
In February, 2017, SpaceX announced it would send the world's first two space tourists around the Moon in late 2018. The company mentioned that a Dragon crew vehicle, similar to the cargo ships that SpaceX routinely sends loaded with supplies to the International Space Station, will take people around the moon.
Later, the company remained silent about those plans. Nor the name of the tourist or the intended payment for the trip was revealed.
Well, it must be known to us that Moon was first explored in 1969 by American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. However, humans have not set foot on the Moon since the final Apollo mission in 1972.
Only 24 people have ever been to the Moon, till then.