Here’s when SpaceX will name 1st paying passenger to fly around moon


    The world soon will learn who will be the first private passenger to fly around the moon — a mission billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk first announced a little more than a year ago.

    Hawthorne, Calif.-based rocket company SpaceX tweeted to its 7.2 million followers on social media site Twitter — which then was retweeted by Elon Musk to his 22.6 million followers —that on Sept. 17 they will reveal the first passenger who will participate in the lunar mission aboard SpaceX’s yet-to-be-built Big Falcon Rocket. The launch, for which a date has not been revealed or estimated, will take place from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A.

    This mission is “an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space.” the tweet from SpaceX read.