"Their masterpieces will inspire all the dreamers that are asleep in us", he said. "I thought long and hard about how it would be very valuable to become the first private passenger to go to the moon".
The company considered the would-be trip an "important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space". "Ever since I was a kid I've loved the Moon, that is while I didn't pass up this opportunity to see the Moon up close".
But did add: "It's not 100 percent certain we can bring this to flight".
SpaceX announced in February 2017 that two people had signed up for a weeklong trek around the moon, which the company aimed to launch before the end of 2018.
As curiosity mounts over the futuristic BFR, Musk tweeted three images, showing it will consist of a first stage with engines and fuel systems, and a second stage with the spacecraft where the passengers will ride.
No one has gone to the moon since the Apollo astronauts, with the last trip in 1972.
Big Falcon Rocket
"So that is why I choose to go to the Moon with artists", said Yusaku Maezawa, founder of the Japanese retail websiteZozotown, on Monday. Once the artists return to the Earth, they will compose a work inspired by their experience. It was not clear how much Maezawa paid for the trip.
"He has chosen us", said the mercurial founder of SpaceX, also boss of the auto manufacturer Tesla, whose Stock price has experienced ups and downs recently because of his antics.
So, artists, who wants to go to the moon? Whoever the mystery passenger is will be among the first space tourists to fly with a commercial company. Its last rocket, the Falcon Heavy, had its first successful launch almost five years later than planned.
Maezawa didn't immediately say who will be on his guest list for the spaceflight, but in response to a question from a reporter he said he'd consider inviting Musk.
With SpaceX, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and entrepreneur Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic battling it out to launch private-sector spacecraft, the SpaceX passenger will join a growing list of celebrities and the ultra-rich who have secured seats on flights offered on the under-development vessels.
Russian and Chinese companies are also working on space tourism plans. He also encouraged Musk to join the mission.
The summit with Moon, he said, suggested "that North Korea is going to take additional steps if there is progress". North and South Korea also plan to link up railways, allow family reunions and co-operate on health care.
Musk - with no forewarning - announced that the Falcon Heavy rocket would not be human rated and would not be used to carry crew. Maezawa announced on Monday that he plans to select six to eight artists to accompany him on his journey around the moon.
The 10 men got a fourth goal when Suarez picked out Messi , who guided the ball past goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet from 15 yards. In fact, the last defeat the club suffered on home turf came in 2013 after being humbled 3-0 by Bayern Munich.
Prasad said a provision has been added to allow the magistrate to grant bail "after hearing the wife". Several Opposition lawmakers argued that it must be sent to a Select Committee for close scrutiny.
The players we spoke to in the summer or a little earlier, they were different talks to those I had the previous year or before. Klopp said: "He was rested at the weekend so he will be 100 per cent fresh for us and we will see the full Neymar package".
Check out the clip from Monday (below) and let us know what you think. "It's done, it's over, there's no fight left", Barr added. Barr went on to say it wasn't enough for producers to fire her, they also had to insult fans who loved the family and the show.
Trump nominated Kavanaugh in July to succeed retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement in June. She or her lawyer's political affiliation is worth noting, sure, but far from any sort of definitive proof of, well, anything.
We're assuming that the company will stick to its plan to push out macOS 10.14 Mojave next week on September 24th. Many of the Apple apps included in iOS get small tweaks with iOS 12, but we won't mention them all here.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 catches fire in woman's purse
Real estate agent Diane Chung is suing smartphone maker Samsung after claiming her Galaxy Note 9 burst into flames. According to the report , the smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor.
Dena Bank, Vijaya Bank, BoB to merge
The merged banks will have a deposit base of Rs 8.41 lakh crore and advances base of Rs 6.4 lakh crore. The banks' boards will shortly meet and take a decision, Jaitley added.
Storm Helene Is Going To Drench Some Of Us
Met Éireann is warning the nation to brace itself ahead of the arrival of Storm Helene which is due to cross over Ireland tonight. It's part of the remnants of Storm Helene , which will move north-eastwards across Wales and England through Monday and Tuesday.
Game of Thrones, Mrs. Maisel triumph at Emmys
Thandie Newton won the best supporting actress in a drama statuette for her work on HBO's futuristic western Westworld . Jill Soloway was the most recent woman to win the comedy directing Emmy (for "Transparent") in 2016.
Florence lumbers inland, leaving five dead, communities flooded
In Wilmington , an all-time-record water level was recorded on Friday, qualifying the storm as a 1-in-a-100-year weather event. The city installed 11 pumps to help deal with the river, but Mayor John Cantey said he wants people living near it to get out.