SpaceX has signed up its first passenger for a trip around the moon

SpaceX is set to send a private passenger on a spaceflight around the moon soon, as it’s now signed up its first customer for the trip.

The journey will see SpaceX put its new reusable BFR rocket through its paces. Its design was first presented nearly a year ago, and the concept boasted a single system that included a booster and a ship that could travel to the moon and Mars. It’s slated to eventually replace SpaceX’s other rockets, the Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy, and Dragon, being more affordable to build owing to its integrated design.

An artist's impression of SpaceX's BFR rocket on the moon
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