SpaceX has its first customer for a flight around the moon
The company announced the first tourist via its official Twitter account. „SpaceX has signed a contract with its first passenger, whichory will fly in the subowokoThe moon aboard the Big Falcon Rocket. This is a big step for ordinary people, whooThose who dream of a tripolives into the cosmos” – reads the announcement.
The company did not provide further detailsołow concerning the first subroThe life of space tourism. She added only that she would release more information at a press conference on Monday, September 17.
This is not the first time SpaceX mowi about space tourism. In February 2017, Elon Musk announced that the first twooch touristsow will fly into space with SpaceX at the end of 2018, but it is unclear whether the current information is related to last year’s announcement. It did not say when the flight is expected to take place, who paid for it, or how many.
Big Falcon Rocket is currently under construction. There has yet to be an opportunity to test a rocket, ktora is expected to be the most powerful in the company’s arsenal, but SpaceX has high hopes for it. It is with the BFR that Musk intends to fly to Mars and develop space tourism.
The first stage of the rocket is to be powered by 31 enginesow. Of course, as with other Falcon rockets and this one is intended to be reusable. The rocket’s second stage will have a propulsion system consisting of six enginesow. The whole thing is expected to be 106 meters highow and will be able to carry more than 150 tons into orbit. It will be roalso be able to refuel in orbit.
SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle—an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space. Find out who’s flying and why on Monday, September 17. pic.twitter.com/64z4rygYhk
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) September 14, 2018
In all of history, only 24 people have walked on the Silver Globe. Humans have not set foot on the Moon since the last Apollo mission in 1972, ktora ended the era of American manned space exploration. However, a few weeks ago, US Vice President Mike Pecne announced the reactivation of the flightow on our natural satellite.
– It’s time, we truly believe, for the United States to take what we’ve learned over the decades, use ingenuity and creativity to make workeroAt NASA and have established a permanent presence near the Moon and on the Moon – mowished at the end of August by Pence. Read more in the text: US Vice President: it’s time for the US to establish a permanent presence on the Moon.