SpaceX sold its second walk to the Moon to an 82-year-old billionaire

Dennis Tito will go to space again, this time on a SpaceX Starship for an amount that has not been made public


The SpaceX company sold the tickets for its second tourist trip to the Moon to Dennis Tito, a billionaire who will travel with his wife Akiko on a Starship ship .

The couple will fly with 10 other people on an unspecified date, because the capsule has not yet flown its first orbital path to Earth itself.

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Dennis Tito is not a stranger. An engineer and businessman by training, he flew to the International Space Station in 2001 to become the first space tourist.

Now, 20 years later, he hopes to repeat the feat, but even further afield: to the Moon .

He will do so with his wife, who will become “one of the first women to fly around the Moon in a starship,” according to Spacex . It has not been specified how much money he has paid for it, but it is presumed that several million dollars have been disbursed.

Dennis and Akiko Tito will be part of a second tourist flight to the satellite, since the first has been booked by another millionaire: Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese who bought his seat for the dearMoon mission, which will fly along with 9 other passengers.

Previously, there will be a test flight called Polaris, which will not have any crew on board.

Tourism that still has to wait

However, none of these three missions has a date because SpaceX still needs to perform a vital test to start its space travel.

For months, the Starship rocket has been waiting for its first orbital flight to Earth , which must prove its effectiveness in both its propellant and its capsule itself.

After being approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), this test is expected to be carried out before the end of the year.

Starship will also carry the manned lander for NASA’s Artemis 3 mission, which is scheduled for 2025.