Space Fantasy #61: SpaceX Expected To Name First Private Passenger To Fly Around The Moon At An Event Monday Evening.
Elon Musk's SpaceX to name first passenger for round-the-moon flight Monday
LOS ANGELES -- SpaceX is expected to name the first private passenger to fly around the moon at an event Monday evening. CEO Elon Musk will likely name the individual that SpaceX says will be the 25th person to swing around the backside of the moon and the first since America's Apollo missions ended in 1972. The announcement is scheduled for 6 p.m. EST at the headquarters of Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX for short, in the Los Angeles suburb of Hawthorne. The mission will be "an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space, SpaceX said in a tweet. Source