Oct 13, 2022

The world’s first space tourist will now also ride Starship around the Moon and back

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Starship could launch to orbit for the first time next month.

Entrepreneur Dennis Tito was the first-ever space tourist when he paid to fly aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) back in 2001.

Those missions will be a precursor to Starship’s eventual crewed missions to Mars, which will be partly funded by SpaceX’s space tourism launches and its Starlink internet service.

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Now, SpaceX has announced Dennis Tito and his wife Akiko is “the first two crewmembers on Starship’s second commercial spaceflight around the Moon.”

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