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.
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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 SpaceXBig 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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