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Elon Musk's SpaceX signs up first passenger for round-the-moon trip
Elon Musk's rocket company signed up its first passenger for a flight around the moon, taking a giant leap toward commercializing space travel. The person's identity will be revealed on 17 September, Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) said in a tweet. Asked whether he'd be the first passenger, Musk-who's also the chief executive officer of Tesla Inc.-posted an emoji of a Japanese flag. Musk's SpaceX and Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic LLC are among companies that are attempting to commercialize space travel.
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