Elon Musk’s SpaceX to reveal name of first passenger on private moon flight

SpaceX, the US-based space transportation services company, is closing in on revealing the name of person who will be its first ever private passenger to book a ticket to travel to the Moon.

The name of the traveler will be disclosed at the headquarters of SpaceX in Hawthorne, California at an event to be held on Monday evening.

SpaceX did not give away any details of the flight yet. However, it said that the flight to Moon will be a major step towards giving access for normal people who dream of making it to space.

SpaceX BFR Rocket photo

SpaceX BFR Rocket. Photo courtesy of SpaceX.

Last year, Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of the space transportation services company, came up with a different mission, when he said that a couple of people who knew each other had approached him with the idea of a to and fro weeklong flight to the moon.

Elon Musk then said that the trip would be targeted in 2018 and will not have a landing on the Moon, although it will involve traveling along a long loop circling the moon. The SpaceX CEO did not reveal the names of the two clients then and also about how much they were prepared to pay for the space adventure.

However, Elon Musk claimed to have received a significant deposit from the two and were entering into the deal, with full awareness that the flight to the moon does have a risk factor attached to it.

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