SpaceX Announces First Private Passenger to Fly Around Moon

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CHARLIE NASH

SpaceX has announced Yusaku Maezawa as the first private passenger who will fly around the moon in one of its spacecraft.

SpaceX and CEO Elon Musk announced the first passenger it would fly around the moon, Yusaku Maezawa, who the company described as a “fashion innovator and globally recognized art curator.”  The announcement was made on Monday evening.

According to USA Today, they will be “the 25th person to swing around the backside of the moon and the first since America’s Apollo missions ended in 1972.”

On Twitter, SpaceX confirmed that the passenger would fly on SpaceX’s “BFR launch vehicle,” and described it as “an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space.”

The company says the journey will last “about a week,” and come as close as 125 miles above the lunar surface.

Charlie Nash is a reporter for Breitbart Tech. You can follow him on Twitter @MrNashington, or like his page at Facebook.

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