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The world's first space tourist books a trip around the moon with SpaceX technology

The world’s first space tourist books a trip around the moon with SpaceX technology

Wealthy American businessman Dennis Tito has booked a trip around the moon with space company SpaceX, according to the news agency. Bloomberg. Tito made an eight-day trip to the International Space Station in 2001, becoming the world’s first space tourist.

Tito, who celebrated his 82nd birthday in August, wants to take the trip with his 57-year-old wife, Akiko. Due to Tito’s advanced age, the space travel reservation is valid for five years. He recently obtained medical and psychiatric clearance for a space flight.

Starship, the spaceship that SpaceX wants to offer the flight with, is not yet complete. SpaceX hopes that it will be possible to offer commercial spaceflights using the Starship from 2025. SpaceX also plans to conduct spaceflights around the Earth.

The spaceflight booked by Tito will be the second round trip around the moon. It was the twelve chairs of the first moon round in 2018 It was booked by the wealthy Japanese businessman Yusaku Maezawa. The Japanese, like Tito, visited the ISS as a tourist.

How much Tito paid for his ‘journey’ to the moon, he can’t reveal from SpaceX. Tito paid $20 million in 2001 for his eight-day trip to the International Space Station.

Unlike Maezawa, Tito did not reserve all available seats. This means that on Tito’s flight, there are still ten places available for other wealthy people.

A round trip around the moon takes a week and takes space travelers to a 200-kilometer orbit around the moon. After that, the spaceship left its orbit around the Moon to return to Earth.

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