SpaceX Has Plans For a Manned Ship, But Can They Find Enough Billionaires To Pay For The Rocket?

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SpaceX Has Plans For a Manned Ship, But Can They Find Enough Billionaires To Pay For The Rocket?

Jack Weigand, Staff Writer

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SpaceX has many future destinations for its BFR (Big Falcon Rocket). Currently their idea is to have a paying passenger fly around the moon and then back to Earth. Funding for the big trip is far from reached but they still are going for it.

SpaceX is facing a 5 billion dollar BFR development cost. In 2023, SpaceX is scheduled to take Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa into space and around the moon and back to Earth. The trip will take around 4 to 5 days. It is estimated that Maesawa is paying $150 million. Maesawa will be SpaceX first private passenger.

Wealthy individuals are willing to pay an incredible cost for the once in a lifetime experience.  It is unsure how many deep-pocket passengers to pay for the development of the rocket cost. Unfortunately, there are only 8,000 of these high-networth individuals on Earth. Sadly, most of those 8,000 people don’t have an interest of paying for a rocket.

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