Sep 15, 2018 - Science

SpaceX plans to send a man (or woman) around the moon

Elon Musk.

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"Elon Musk’s SpaceX, demonstrating [his] penchant for showmanship, announced that it had signed up the first private passenger seeking to fly around the moon," per The Wall Street Journal's Andy Pasztor.

The details: "The identity of the passenger [is] expected to be disclosed Monday." Some industry officials say the rocket may be at least a year or two from an initial test flight, but "[o]thers speculated that, based on SpaceX’s history, the [rocket, dubbed the] BFR may not launch humans until the middle of the next decade."

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