It became the first private company to launch a spacecraft into orbit and safely return it to Earth in 2010, and the first commercial enterprise to fly to the space station in 2012 on a supply mission.
The announcement at SpaceX's headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif., followed days of speculation over the identity of the first passenger - and months of chatter about the capabilities of the BFR, an acronym for "Big Falcon Rocket" in its G-rated interpretation. The company will livestream the big reveal at 9 p.m. EDT. And with a digital subscription, you'll never miss a local story. Musk had previously hinted on Twitter that the passenger would be a resident of Japan.
That mission, the Apollo 17, included a crew made up of Commander Eugene Cernan, Command Module Pilot Ronald Evans, and Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt.
Astronauts last visited the moon during NASA's Apollo program.
Elon Musk has revealed that his space exploration company SpaceX will be sending 42-year-old billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, the founder of Japan's largest online clothing retailer Zozotown, on a trip around the moon.
Whomever the -probably wealthy-passenger is, they likely won't be flying on the BFR alone.
The week-long Moon mission is scheduled for 2023, with tests kicking off within the "two to three years", the newspaper reports.
In moves typical of his publicity-seeking style, Musk, who is also the billionaire chief executive of electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc, had previously teased a few tantalising details about the trip and the passenger's identity, but left major questions unanswered.
The BFS is said to be able to hold 100 passengers.
Earlier this year, on February 6, the Falcon Heavy rocket successfully launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, launching a red Tesla Roadster driven by a Starman mannequin.
SpaceX is now prototyping the spaceship and other BFR hardware inside a 20,000-square-foot tent at the Port of Los Angeles - at least until a much bigger permanent facility is completed.
SpaceX COO Gwynne Shotwell gave a more generous time frame for BFR's debut during a TED Talk in April, saying it would launch "within a decade". The vehicle is now under development at the Los Angeles Port.
The British Isles could face 70mph wind gusts and almost two inches of rain overnight as Storm Helene sweeps in. Residents are being urged to stay safe as the risky weather could pose a danger to life with flying debris.
The referee showed him s straight red, leaving the 33-year-old in tears. "It's a one game ban", Scholes said. German referee Felix Brych consulted with his assistant and opted to send the Portuguese star off.
Ford came forward, I said that her voice should be heard and asked the Judiciary Committee to delay its vote on Judge Kavanaugh". President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before departing the White House in Washington , U.S., September 19, 2018 .
At last week's iPhone launch, Apple gave the stage to Lisa Jackson, vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives. It comes with a strong focus on performance , especially in how that relates to older devices like the iPhone 6 .
It's hard to gauge much from this image, which looks like a cross between Phoenix in Inherent Vice and Jim Carrey as Mr. Phoenix, 43, has unkempt, collar-length hair and is wearing a rumpled, button-down shirt and jacket in the picture.
While Florence is expected to strengthen as it approaches the Carolina coast, the storm will weaken before it makes landfall. No. 14 West Virginia's game at North Carolina State and No. 18 UCF's game at North Carolina are the others.
The mini console will also come with two wired controllers that you can enjoy getting in a tangle, as well as an HDMI cable. The console is now available for pre-order in Japan, Europe, the USA , and United Kingdom ahead of its release December 3.
This comes against the backdrop of the fact that Prime Minister Theresa May is yet to get approval for her Brexit plans. Theresa May's government had failed to ensure that the country didn't face a "bad deal or a "no deal" Brexit ".
Kipchoge's nearest competitor, fellow Kenyan Amos Kipruto , finished almost five minutes behind him, with a time of 2:06.23. Berlin has been the stage for the past six men's world records over the distance.
Syria downs Russian military plane during Israeli air strike
The Israeli military said in a statement Tuesday that its jets were already within Israeli airspace when the incident occurred. The Israeli military said earlier on Tuesday that it had no reaction, saying it does not comment on "foreign reports".
Bears sack Seahawks' Wilson 5 times in first half
Wilson began the fourth quarter with just 69 yards on 9-for-20 passing, but he tried to rally the Seahawks down the stretch. The Seahawks, to be fair, were playing very short-handed with receiver Doug Baldwin and linebackers Bobby Wagner and K.J.
Chelsea Coach Sets Goals Target For Hazard
His link-up play and chemistry with Hazard make him a nuisance to defenders, for which Hazard is very grateful. Hazard's most prolific Premier League campaign to date is 2016-17.
Manafort pleads guilty, vows to cooperate with probe
FARA, as it is known, was widely considered a joke until Manafort and his onetime protege, Rick Gates, were indicted past year . On Twitter on August 22, Trump wrote: "Unlike Michael Cohen, he refused to "break" - make up stories in order to get a 'deal".
Trump going ahead with plans for new China tariffs
Trump has called on companies to produce more of their goods inside the United States as a response to criticisms. A White House spokesman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment on Saturday afternoon.
Trump ratchets up tariff talk as key week looms for trade
In theory, the tariffs will make US-made products cheaper than imported ones, and so encourage consumers to buy American. The trade war between America and China has escalated, fuelling fears that the global economy could be dragged down.
Koreas open joint liaison office
The two will hold weekly meetings, the inter-Korean agreement said, with additional talks possible if needed. It did not specify which other parts of the event would be broadcast live.
Gunners make it three wins on the spin
It was Xhaka's first free-kick goal for the Gunners, from a distance where Ozil is normally the one in charge of set pieces. We are happy to win away and we need to continue that, because we need to improve and be more competitive.