Spaceship company to bring the first human tourists around the moon
2 years ago (on Sep 24, 2018)
SpaceX is a company that manufactures and launches spaceship. In 2023, it plans to bring human tourists around the moon.
On Monday, the company announced the name of the first tourist. His name is Yusaku Maezawa.
Mr Yusaku Maezawa is a billionaire. He is the founder of a big fashion company in Japan. He loves the moon. He wants to fly near to the moon and see it up close.
During the trip, Maezawa wants to bring 6 to 8 artists with him. They will travel on a big spaceship, the Big Falcon Rocket. It has enough space for 100 people and lots of cargo.
The first person who landed and walked on the moon is Neil Armstrong, an American astronaut. He did it in 1969.