Meet SpaceX's First Space Tourist

22 Septembre, 2018, 19:09 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • Meet SpaceX's First Space Tourist

The 42-year-old Maezawa will also become the first passenger onboard the Big Falcon Rocket, which was also unveiled during the event.

SpaceX revealed Monday that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be its first space tourist.

Maezawa has a vast personal fortune thanks to his ownership of the Japanese online clothing store Zozo, and has paid a large, unnamed price tag for the trip and the rocket that will take him there.

The mission will not actually land on the moon, the BBC reported.

The chief objective of Monday night's event was to reveal Maezawa as the purchaser of the BFR moon mission, and to give a few details about that flight, which Maezawa is calling #dearMoon.

"I love the Tintin rocket design, so I kind of wanted to bias it towards that", Musk added.

It's insane to think that we've reached a point in our lives that we're finally exploring more space travel thanks to Musk, but here we are.

Shotwell also said the full rocket could reach orbit for the first time in 2020 and possibly deliver cargo to the Moon or Mars in 2022.

Stars dazzle at Isha-Anand’s engagement bash in Italy
On Friday at Lake Como in Italy , The Ambanis hosted an engagement party and it was no less than a star-studded affair. Isha and Anand had been long-time friends when he popped the question to her during a trip to Mahabaleshwar in May.

‘AGT’ Finalist Michael Ketterer Arrested
Ketterer's charges will likely be downgraded to a misdemeanor because his wife's injury was minor. He collaborated with Garth Brooks at Cowell's request on a song for AGT's season finale.

UP women's tennis talks Women's US Open
Things might not have gone completely the way Naomi Osaka had dreamed or imagined they would after winning her first U.S. Although she insisted she was not cheating, her coach admitted afterwards he had been coaching from the sidelines.

NASA's new directives task them with getting humans back into lunar orbit in 2023, the same year as SpaceX. He showed off images of the hardware under construction and a test fire of the vehicle's massive Raptor engine. The BFG, or Big Falcon Rocket, has yet to be built and is estimated to cost almost $5 billion United States dollars.

Asked why the company made further changes, Musk said he "did not like the aesthetics" of the previous version.

On Monday night (Sept. 17), the SpaceX founder and CEO unveiled the latest iteration of the BFR rocket-spaceship duo, which the company is developing to help humanity settle the moon, Mars and other distant destinations. It's slightly riskier technically, because of coupling legs and sort of the actuating wing-fin flaps. Space S says it's enabling access to space for everyday people.

SpaceX has not talked much about putting private citizens in space since February 2017. The Japanese billionaire bought every seat on the SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket.

Musk later reversed course, saying the company no longer has plans to certify the Falcon Heavy for human spaceflight. It should be noted that not many people have managed to take a trip to space, and even those who managed to do so were astronauts, who were professionally trained.

SpaceX's competitors are Blue Origin, the company of Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, and Virgin Galactic of entrepreneur Richard Branson.

Their ventures plan to conduct short suborbital trips during which passengers can briefly experience weightlessness and an expansive view of Earth.

Conseillé:

  • Texas Rangers Fire Manager Jeff Banister After Losing Seasons

    Texas Rangers Fire Manager Jeff Banister After Losing Seasons

    This organization is very appreciative of what he has contributed to the club on the field and in the community. The Texas Rangers just announced that they have fired Jeff Banister as the team's manager.

    "J'sors dans la rue, je fume et je rappe"... Le jeune rappeur KaNoé divise les internautes

    D'origine belge mais domicilié en région parisienne, il aurait pour projet de sortir un clip sur YouTube. D'autres vidéos du jeune prodige ont été publiés sur les réseaux sociaux .
    Oscars 2019: Village Rockstars selected as India’s official entry

    Oscars 2019: Village Rockstars selected as India’s official entry

    India, on Saturday, picked Village Rockstars as its official selection for the Oscars' Foreign Language film race. However, the Rajkummar Rao , Anjali Patil and Pankaj Tripathi starrer didn't make it to the final nominations.
  • India set to pay for Iranian oil using rupees from November

    The countries' diplomats say they fear the play will backfire, allowing Iran to blame an outside entity for the country's issues. India has been working through diplomatic channels to look at the U.S.to grant exceptions from the upcoming sanctions.
    Joshua Weighs Heavier Than Povetkin At Title Weigh

    Joshua Weighs Heavier Than Povetkin At Title Weigh

    Deontay Wilder will defend his WBC heavyweight title against Tyson Fury on December 1 at a venue yet to be confirmed. . The fight has a reported £26m purse with Joshua expected to take home up to £20m while Povetkin will receive £6m.
    Un million d'emplois? Le patron d'Alibaba renie sa promesse à Trump

    Un million d'emplois? Le patron d'Alibaba renie sa promesse à Trump

    Jack Ma a affiché sa volonté de désormais s'engager dans des oeuvres philanthropiques, notamment en matière d'éducation. Engagée par Donald Trump , la guerre commerciale sino-américaine a connu une escalade ces derniers mois.
  • Former Google CEO predicts two internets in a decade

    Former Google CEO predicts two internets in a decade

    These email demands include "pixel trackers" which notify the Human Resources department that they have been read. Then on September 14th, it was reported that Google would track users using their phone number.
    Disparition de Sophie Le Tan : ce que l'on sait du principal suspect

    Disparition de Sophie Le Tan : ce que l'on sait du principal suspect

    En 2000, l'homme a tenté de s'enfuir du palais de justice de Besançon après avoir été condamné à huit mois de prison ferme. L'étudiante à l'Université de Strasbourg a disparu le 7 septembre.
    Image impressionnante d'une toile d'araignée géante recouvrant une plage grecque

    Image impressionnante d'une toile d'araignée géante recouvrant une plage grecque

    Et pour cause, elle est devenue le spot le plus prisé des araignées de la région! " Elles auront leur fête et mourront bientôt ". Si vous avez la phobie des araignées , mieux vaut ne pas vous rendre dans le village grec d'Aitoliko en cette fin septembre.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo To Face Further Ban?

    Cristiano Ronaldo To Face Further Ban?

    The season people were expecting from the 5- time Ballon d'Or victor for Juventus has been everything but usual. Ronaldo, however, is yet to discover the full consequences of his dismissal.
    Watch a new If Beale Street Could Talk trailer

    Watch a new If Beale Street Could Talk trailer

    Based on a James Baldwin novel, " If Beale Street Could Talk " chronicles Tish and Fonny, a young black couple in 1970s Harlem. If Beale Street Could Talk will be released to select theaters by Annapurna Pictures on November 30.
    La SQ recherche un témoin important — Enlèvement

    La SQ recherche un témoin important — Enlèvement

    Il s'agit de la fourgonnette Dodge Caravan de couleur pâle qui avait été aperçue par des caméras de surveillance d'un commerce. Les démarches des policiers ont toutefois permis de localiser rapidement la jeune fille dans la municipalité de Sutton.


Populaire

Saint-Pétersbourg: Wawrinka n'a pas chômé
Le Suisse a ainsi obtenu deux de ses breaks à sa troisième balle, au 6e jeu de la manche initiale et au 3e du second set. Il a passé 69% de premières balles et a fait le point dans 71% des cas sur son premier et son deuxième service.

Israel fortifies nuclear facilities in response to Iran’s ‘outrageous threats’
He also noted Syria's "undeclared, secretive military nuclear reactor at Dair Alzour", which Israel bombed more than a decade ago. Iran's reinforcement of Damascus during Syria's civil war is seen by Israel as a further deployment on their borders.

France : les députés se rebellent contre Manuel Valls
C'est d'abord la présidente des élus socialistes du parlement qui appelle Valls à quitter ses fonctions. Il annoncera mardi 25 septembre sa décision.

Mourinho believes France’s World Cup success gave Pogba a boost
A team that yesterday looked very bad, today looks very good, and one that yesterday looked very good, today looks very bad. Merson is expecting United to defeat Wolves by 3 goals to 1 when both teams clash at the Old Trafford.

Judge OK's NY inmate-artist's release from murder sentence
Mr Dixon's mother, Barbara Dixon, said she was in shock after relying on her faith while fighting for his release. As Max Adler writes at the magazine, that's what's happened with the case of Valentino Dixon, though.

Les jeux PS4 et PS2 sont désormais téléchargeable — PSNOW
Sony tente aujourd'hui de corriger ce problème en permettant aux utilisateurs de directement télécharger les jeux sur leur PS4. Néanmoins, il est nécessaire d'être connecté à Internet et de disposer d'une solide connexion.

Spiders have blanketed a Greek lagoon in 300-meter cobwebs
A Greek beach has been turned into an arachnophobe's worst nightmare, as spiders have covered it in a web some 300 metres long. The seasonal phenomenon is caused by mating spiders of the Tetragnatha genus - otherwise known as stretch spiders.

US terrorism report: Iran tagged as top terror sponsor, global attacks fall
Qassem Suleimani, the powerful Revolutionary Guard commander who also helped organize the Iraqi militias against IS. The deaths of 4,269 people in Iraq were attributed to terrorism in 2017, compared to just under 9.800 in 2016.

États-Unis : une directrice de garderie droguait et attachait les enfants
Des enfants ont été retrouvés drogués et attachés à des sièges automobiles avec de la corde autour de leur cou. Les faits se sont déroulés dans la ville de Mesquite, au Texas, dans la garderie " Becky's Child Care ".

Sanctions américaines: Moscou accuse les Etats-Unis de menacer "la stabilité mondiale"
Il s'agit des premières sanctions contre un gouvernement étranger pour l'acquisition de matériel de défense auprès de la Russie. Annoncées jeudi soir, ces sanctions ont été accueillies avec fureur à Pékin.