- Footprints on the Moon - Humans have not set foot on the Moon since the final Apollo mission in 1972, capping an era of USA national pride.
The BFR is SpaceX's newest rocket, a super powerful launch vehicle with 31 engines and the capacity to lift 150 tons into space.
The identity of the passenger is set to be announced on a webcast on the company's website Monday, September 17 at 6pm PT. Company representatives declined to offer additional details Friday. On a Twitter thread underneath the main announcement, a verified Twitter account attributed to CEOElon Musk tweeted a picture of a Japanese flag.
The first ship carrying crews could arrive two years later, he said.
SpaceX plans to send a tourist on a trip around the moon aboard its Big Falcon Rocket (BFR). However the passengers were never named and the flight has yet to materialize. These include performing satellite launches, cleaning up space junk, and of course, taking the rich and space curious on trips around the moon.
The Falcon Heavy debuted one year after that announcement was made.
Sick Southern Resident orca hasn't been seen for 'several days'
The southern resident killer whale J50, also known as Scarlet, hasn't been seen for several days and has been now presumed dead. Balcomb said he has a boat out looking for her and would join in the search later in the day to make an official announcement.
Kofi Annan was the United Nations: Antonio Guterres
Anyekai Oddoye, who works in Ghana's cocoa sector, said he whispered a prayer as he passed his coffin and wished him well. Scores of world leaders past and present, as well as royalty, are expected in Accra for Annan's funeral.
Success! MEPs take principled stance on Hungary
Poland's ally Hungary has pledged to veto any move to impose such penalties on Warsaw, which would effectively block the measure. Orban has said the mostly Muslim refugees pose an existential threat to Europe's Christian civilization.