SpaceX announces a new plan to send tourists around the Moon

SpaceX has announced a new plan to launch a tourist around the moon. The trip would use the company's Big F *** ing Rocket (BFR), a mass launch vehicle that is being designed to take people into deep space. In the photo, the impression of a BFR artist flying around the moon

SpaceX has announced a new plan to launch a tourist around the moon.

The trip would use the company's Big F *** ing Rocket (BFR), a mass launch vehicle that is being designed to take people into deep space.

"SpaceX has signed the first private passenger in the world to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle, an important step to allow access to people who dream of traveling to space," the company said on Twitter.

SpaceX did not give more details, but said more information would follow on Monday.

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SpaceX has announced a new plan to launch a tourist around the moon. The trip would use the company's Big F *** ing Rocket (BFR), a mass launch vehicle that is being designed to take people into deep space. In the photo, the impression of a BFR artist flying around the moon

SpaceX has announced a new plan to launch a tourist around the moon. The trip would use the company's Big F *** ing Rocket (BFR), a mass launch vehicle that is being designed to take people into deep space. In the photo, the impression of a BFR artist flying around the moon

"SpaceX has signed the first private passenger in the world to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle, an important step to allow access to people who dream of traveling to space," the company said on Twitter.

This is not the first time that the California-based company, headed by controversial Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has promoted plans to send tourists to the moon.

In February 2017, SpaceX announced that it would send the world's first two space tourists around the moon by the end of 2018.

That plan required that they travel in a vehicle of the Dragon crew, similar to cargo ships that SpaceX routinely sends loaded with supplies to the International Space Station.

They would have launched aboard a Falcon Heavy rocket.

However, the company remained reserved on those plans in recent months.

The names and identities of these two tourists, and how much they intended to pay, were never disclosed.

SpaceX rejected a request for more details, but said more information would be received on Monday at an event that lasts 5:30 p.m. at 7:00 p.m. ET (00:30 to 02:00 BST).

SpaceX did not give more details, but said more information would follow on Monday. In the photo you can see the impression of a BFR artist attached to the International Space Station

SpaceX did not give more details, but said more information would follow on Monday. In the photo you can see the impression of a BFR artist attached to the International Space Station

SpaceX did not give more details, but said more information would follow on Monday. In the photo you can see the impression of a BFR artist attached to the International Space Station

The BFR is SpaceX's newest rocket, a super powerful launch vehicle with 31 engines and the ability to lift 150 tons into space

The BFR is SpaceX's newest rocket, a super powerful launch vehicle with 31 engines and the ability to lift 150 tons into space

The BFR is SpaceX's newest rocket, a super powerful launch vehicle with 31 engines and the ability to lift 150 tons into space

The BFR is SpaceX's newest rocket, a powerful launch vehicle with 31 engines and the ability to lift 150 tons into space.

During a speech in Australia last year, Musk said he hoped the BFR could launch and land two cargo ships on Mars by 2022.

"I'm pretty sure we can complete the ship and launch it in about five years," Musk said.

THE SPACEX FLIGHT TOURISTS TO THE MOON?

SpaceX has announced that it will send a tourist to the moon aboard his next Big F *** ing Rocket (BFR).

Space Falcon Heavy launched for the first time five years later than planned

Space Falcon Heavy launched for the first time five years later than planned

Space Falcon Heavy launched for the first time five years later than planned

The CEO, Elon Musk, had previously promised that the BFR would carry cargo ships to Mars as early as 2022, with manned flights scheduled for 2024.

It is an ambitious project, one that could ultimately make or break SpaceX, but the Musk company can generate billions if it can carry it out.

Nevertheless, Musk has a history of underestimating how long it will take for his ambitious projects to take off.

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, which was launched for the first time in a big furore in February, made its initial test flight five years later than expected.

Musk admitted in July 2017: "Actually, it ended up being much more difficult to make Falcon Heavy than we thought.

"Really, much harder than we originally thought." We were pretty naïve about it & # 39;

The BFR has not yet undergone any engine tests, which generally take place over the course of several months, and that is before the unmanned flight tests that SpaceX will need to carry out long before it can transport passengers Safely.

It is unlikely that the rocket will carry tourists until at least the mid-2020s.

The top part of the BFR rocket has 40 cabins, which can hold up to six passengers.

The rocket would be partially reusable and capable of flying directly from Earth to the moon using its enormous fuel capacity: 1,200 tons of liquid oxygen.

It is an ambitious project, one that could ultimately make or break SpaceX, but the Musk company can generate billions if you take it away.

Nevertheless, Musk has a long history of underestimating how long it will take for his ambitious projects to take off.

At almost 348 feet (106 meters) in height, the BFR (artist's impression) is a truly gigantic spacecraft that towers over the 229-foot (70-meter) SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket.

At almost 348 feet (106 meters) in height, the BFR (artist's impression) is a truly gigantic spacecraft that towers over the 229-foot (70-meter) SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket.

At almost 348 feet (106 meters) in height, the BFR (artist's impression) is a truly gigantic spacecraft that towers over the 229-foot (70-meter) SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket.

SpaceX says that BFR missions to the surface of the Moon will use the gravitational pull of the Earth to beat it around the planet before launching into the rocky satellite

SpaceX says that BFR missions to the surface of the Moon will use the gravitational pull of the Earth to beat it around the planet before launching into the rocky satellite

SpaceX says that BFR missions to the surface of the Moon will use the gravitational pull of the Earth to beat it around the planet before launching into the rocky satellite

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, which was first launched into the big furor in February, was originally scheduled to make its initial test flight in 2013.

Musk admitted in July 2017: "Actually, it ended up being much more difficult to make Falcon Heavy than we thought.

"Really, much harder than we originally thought." We were pretty naïve about it & # 39;

Billionaire entrepreneur and SpaceX founder Elon Musk, in September 2017, speaking under a computer-generated illustration of his Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), says he wants to enable space travel for & # 39; ordinary people & # 39;

Billionaire entrepreneur and SpaceX founder Elon Musk, in September 2017, speaking under a computer-generated illustration of his Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), says he wants to enable space travel for & # 39; ordinary people & # 39;

Billionaire entrepreneur and SpaceX founder Elon Musk, in September 2017, speaking under a computer-generated illustration of his Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), says he wants to enable space travel for & # 39; ordinary people & # 39;

The BFR has not yet undergone any engine tests, which generally take place over the course of several months, and that is before the unmanned flight tests that SpaceX will need to carry out long before it can transport passengers Safely.

It is unlikely that the rocket will carry tourists until at least the mid-2020s.

Humans have not set foot on the Moon since the last Apollo mission in 1972, crowning an era of national pride in the United States.

WHAT IS SPACEX BFR?

The BFR (Big F *** ing Rocket) is SpaceX's newest rocket, a super powerful launch vehicle with 31 engines and the ability to lift 150 tons into space.

The top part of the BFR rocket has 40 cabins, which can hold up to six passengers.

The rocket would be partially reusable and capable of flying directly from Earth to Mars.

Once built, Musk believes the rocket could be used to travel the Earth, saying that passengers could get anywhere in less than an hour.

This image shows the mainframe tool of the SpaceX BFR (Big F *** ing Rocket) next to a Tesla Model 3 lounge. The tool will be used to build the rocket fuselage

This image shows the mainframe tool of the SpaceX BFR (Big F *** ing Rocket) next to a Tesla Model 3 lounge. The tool will be used to build the rocket fuselage

This image shows the mainframe tool of the SpaceX BFR (Big F *** ing Rocket) next to a Tesla Model 3 lounge. The tool will be used to build the rocket fuselage

The BFR will eventually complete all the missions for SpaceX, replacing its Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said last year he was hopeful that the BFR could launch and land on the last two cargo ships on Mars by 2022.

"I'm pretty sure we can complete the ship and launch it in about five years," Musk said.

The billionaire plans a manned mission in 2024 and says that the other SpaceX products will be "cannibalized". to pay it.

The huge rocket has a fuel tank that can hold 1,200 tons of liquid oxygen.

At almost 348 feet (106 meters) in height, the BFR is a truly gigantic spacecraft that towers over the Falcon Heavy rocket 229 feet (70 meters) high.

The spacecraft will take off and land vertically, propelled by 37 raptor motors, to produce a takeoff thrust of 5,400 tons, which will raise a total mass of 4,400 tons.

American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to explore the lunar surface in 1969, a moment seen and heard around the world when Armstrong declared "a small step for man, a giant leap for humanity".

Only 24 people in history have ever been on the Moon.

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, has defended the plans to put the boots back on the Moon, while NASA is working on the construction of a lunar entrance that serves as a starting point for missions that go further into the deep space, like the asteroids or Mars.

The Big F *** ing Rocket (artist impression) will take off and land vertically, propelled by 37 raptor engines, to produce a takeoff thrust of 5,400 tons, raising a total mass of 4,400 tons.

The Big F *** ing Rocket (artist impression) will take off and land vertically, propelled by 37 raptor engines, to produce a takeoff thrust of 5,400 tons, raising a total mass of 4,400 tons.

The Big F *** ing Rocket (artist impression) will take off and land vertically, propelled by 37 raptor engines, to produce a takeoff thrust of 5,400 tons, raising a total mass of 4,400 tons.

This is not the first time that the California-based company, headed by controversial Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has promoted plans to send tourists to the moon. Musk sparked outrage last week when he smoked marijuana during a live broadcast registered in California, where the drug is legal

This is not the first time that the California-based company, headed by controversial Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has promoted plans to send tourists to the moon. Musk sparked outrage last week when he smoked marijuana during a live broadcast registered in California, where the drug is legal

This is not the first time that the California-based company, headed by controversial Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has promoted plans to send tourists to the moon. Musk sparked outrage last week when he smoked marijuana during a live broadcast registered in California, where the drug is legal

SpaceX is a key business partner of NASA, and is working on a crew that will make its first flight to the International Space Station in orbit next year.

With success, the company would restore access to space from the US soil for the first time since 2011, when the space shuttle program retired after 30 years.

Boeing is also working hard on its crew vehicle, with pioneering flights planned for 2019 as well.

SpaceX currently has a contract of $ 1.6 billion (£ 1.2 billion) with NASA to supply astronauts living on the ISS, through regular cargo trips on its Dragon spacecraft, launched aboard a Falcon rocket 9.

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