SpaceX to First Private Passenger to Fly Moon in 2023: Elon Musk announced in Conference
SpaceX announced Japaenese Billionaire and Founder of Zozotown Yusaku Maezawa as First Passenger to Moon in 2023. Elon Musk also showed new renders and iterations for BFR or Big Falcon Rocket.
As teased last Friday by #SpaceX, #YusakuMaezawa has booked all the tickets for the first flight and has also made down payment, Maezawa plans to carry artists along, so that they can make works for same later. He would be first #Japenese and the non-american to reach space.
— Yusaku Maezawa 前澤友作 (@yousuck2020) September 18, 2018
The 42-year-old Japanese billionaire posted cryptic messages on his Instagram and Twitter accounts minutes before SpaceX’s announcement.
Elon showed newer renders of Big Falcon Rocket. They confirm that the rocket would not be 347 feet rather it would be 387 feet tall. It would cover 1100 cubic meter space and payload would be similar to Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy.
Falcon 9 is made up of 9 merlin rockets and Falcon Heavy has 27 of them. Falcon Heavy is the most powerful ticket on the planet and beats its next competitor Saturn V with the Factor of 2. The Big Falcon Rocket which will carry the crew in 2023 will be even more powerful.
Musk described it on Monday as an “interplanetary transport system that’s capable of getting people anywhere in the solar system.” He also mentioned that SpaceX spends less than five percent of its budget on the BFR, but it could increase.
“Quite a small portion of SpaceX’s resources are currently spent on BFR. That will change significantly in years to come,” he said. He has also stated during the interview talking about the risks that “It’s dangerous, to be clear. “This is not a walk in the park here.”
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