Watch live: SpaceX will reveal the name of the first private passenger on Monday. SpaceX has plans to send the passenger to orbit around the moon. Watch Elon Musk announce SpaceX’s first Moon passenger today at 6 PM PT in a press conference.
The event to disclose first private passenger to the moon and back is scheduled for Monday at 6.00pm (0100 GMT Tuesday). The location of the event is SpaceX headquarters and rocket factory in Hawthrone, California.
CEO Elon Musk had announced on 27 February 2017, SpaceX has plans to send two private citizens around the Moon. He had also announced that the passengers are very serious and had already made significant deposits.
It would be a one week trip as announced last year in February.
The event will disclose the identity of the mystery man. He will travel in the company’s Big Falcon Rocket.
First Private Passenger on Lunar BFR Mission
SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle—an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space. Find out who’s flying and why on Monday, September 17. pic.twitter.com/64z4rygYhk
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) September 14, 2018
Meet BFR’s first private passenger tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. PDT → https://t.co/gtC39uBC7z
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) September 17, 2018
Elon Musk initially had plans to send two passengers to the moon and back. At this point nothing clear about the identity of the passenger, nor it is clear if the new customer is one of the two announced last year. The only hint given till now about the identity of the passenger is that he/she could be someone from Japan.
It was quoted by Musk once that the BFR’s development cost was around $10 billion.