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Musk’s SpaceX signs up first passenger, announces new plan for round-the-moon trip

LOS ANGELES: Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX on Friday signed up its first passenger for a flight around the moon, taking a giant leap toward commercialising space travel. The person’s identity will be revealed on September 17, Space Exploration Technologies said in a tweet. Asked whether he’d be the first passenger, Musk — who’s also the chief executive officer of Tesla Inc. — posted an…