Tweeting about the project, NASA administrator Jim Brindestine says there’s a need for more popular media about space to inspire future generations.
Elon Musk's SpaceX has signed a deal with Axiom Space to transport the tourists along with a commander on one of its Crew Dragon capsules in the second half of 2021.
Musk hoping to build underground transport tunnels for hyperloop transportation systems.
The company raised $486.2 million in an equity offering, starting December, and another $535.7 million in an offering that began in April, its regulatory filings on Friday showed.
The launch came a week after two back-to-back countdowns for the mission were scrubbed - once due to high winds over the Cape and the next night in order to update satellite software and "triple-check" all systems.
The Elon Musk founded company is using the flight as a test, before it plans to put two astronauts on board later this year.
The company said it will “part ways” with some of its manpower, citing “extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead.”
Launch of long-delayed navigation satellite halted due to strong upper-level winds and next launch attempt would be on Sunday, officials of Elon Musk's company say.
The billionaire entrepreneur took a break from futuristic electric cars and private space travel to unveil a low-cost tunnel pioneered by his firm, the Boring Company. Musk is touting tunnels as a solution to Los Angeles' traffic woes.
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be the first private passenger of Elon Musk's SpaceX which is scheduled for blastoff in 2023.
Elon Musk's space transportation company announces fashion magnate, Yusaku Maezawa, will be the first private passenger to fly on a monster rocket around the Moon as early as 2023.
The decision leaves Tesla as a publicly listed company with its future in question. Its shares have been trading below their August 7 levels, when CEO Elon Musk tweeted he was considering taking Tesla private for $420 per share.
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