SpaceX Signs First-Ever Private Passenger To Moon

The moon may soon get its first tourist — and first human visitor in more than four decades. 

SpaceX announced Thursday that it's booked the world's first private passenger to the moon.

The unnamed traveler would board its BFR (or Big Falcon Rocket) to the moon, where only 24 people have ever traveled. Only 12 of those people actually walked on the moon.

The last manned flight to the moon was the Apollo 17 mission in December 1972.

SpaceX didn't reveal any details about the potentially historic voyage but said it plans to reveal the traveler's identity and more on Monday, Sept. 17.

SpaceX has held a bold vision for commercial space travel. 

Elon Musk said in March that the first Mars spaceship could be ready for short trips by early 2019.


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