SpaceX Manned Moon Shot Coming Up

SpaceX is planning to send someone on a trip around the moon on the company's huge new Big Falcon Rocket.  The company says it will reveal who their first customer is and why on September 17th.  It's still unclear when exactly the trip around the moon will happen.  Last year, CEO Elon Musk said the BFR is essentially a combination of a rocket and a spaceship designed to send humans to the Moon and Mars. SpaceX says the trip around the moon is an important step to enabling access for everyday people who dream of space travel.

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