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chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-09-14 17:02

First private passenger to travel around the moon

In this file photo taken on August 13, 2018 a mock up of the Crew Dragon spacecraft is displayed during a media tour of SpaceX headquarters and rocket factory in Hawthorne, California. [Photo/VCG]

On Sept 13, 2018, SpaceX announced a new plan to send a tourist around the moon on its Big Falcon Rocket, a massive launch vehicle designed to carry people into deep space.

"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," the company said on Twitter.

In this file photo taken on August 13, 2018 the SpaceX spacesuit to be wore by NASA astronauts that will travel to the International Space Station aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule is displayed during a media tour at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California. [Photo/VCG]

Who will be the passenger, and why do they want to do this? This will be revealed next Monday, Sept 17.

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