Elon Musk plans to launch a person around the moon in a giant new SpaceX rocket ship

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SpaceX announced on Thursday night that it plans to launch “the world’s first private passenger” around the moon.
The rocket company, founded by Elon Musk, will name the person and release more details on Monday.
However, a hint that Musk dropped may indicate the lunar voyager could be Japanese.
The spacecraft will be the Big Falcon Rocket: a launch system for Mars described by Musk over the past two years.
However, the design SpaceX shared on Monday is different from those Musk has shown.

SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, plans to launch a private citizen around the moon.

The company’s announcement came Thursday night via Twitter, and it included a rendering of the spaceship that will make the voyage: the Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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