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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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 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.
Un autre enfant et un adulte, la conductrice du vélo, se trouvent dans un état critique à l'hôpital, selon la police. Le Premier ministre néerlandais et le couple royal ont exprimé leur douleur et leur soutien aux familles.
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.
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.
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.
Ahvaz est situé dans la province du Khuzestan, théâtre de manifestations sporadiques de la minorité arabe vivant en Iran. Le Khouzestan a été l'une des régions irakiennes les plus touchées par les combats pendant la guerre Iran-Irak.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Woods, Fowler tied for East Lake lead
Missed a couple putts inside 6x feet, but I'm not complaining at all, it was a great round". "Made it very stress free". Woods classed this round at a different level than the 62 he compiled in Philadelphia two weeks ago.