Dennis Tito books two seats to the moon

Tito and his wife have been scheduled on a week-long journey that will take them near to the lunar surface.

The first person to pay for space travel has now purchased two tickets to the moon.

Dennis Tito, the first privately-funded space traveller to go to the International Space Station in 2001.

"We looked at each other, and we knew straight immediately," Tito stated in an interview with Ars Technic of his and Akiko's plan to go to the moon.

The concept arose after a visit to SpaceX's headquarters in Hawthorne in 2021.

That August, the two signed a deal with SpaceX. The Titos will go with 10 other guests, as is currently scheduled.

They have yet to sign up for a week-long mission that will bring them within 25 miles (40 kilometres) of the lunar surface.

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