Karaoke Singer Wins Trip Round Moon
Japanese karaoke wannabe Suzuki Yahaha declared his excitement at being the winner of Elon Musk’s “Who Wants to Go To The Moon” Competition. After being selected from 1.7 million hopefuls Yahaha will travel on Musk’s BFR (or, “Big Floppen Rocket” - a nod to Musk’s South African history - having grown up in the sparsely populated Big Floppenvoldt region).
With no firm lift off date, it’s envisaged the Space X flight could occur as soon as 2022.
As the winner of the Space X competition, Yahaha will travel around the moon but not land.
Elon Musk has previously told the press, “You’ve got to walk before you can run. Only a crazed pedo would attempt a moon landing without first successfully completing a lunar orbit. That’s why we’re playing it safe and following in the footsteps of the Apollo missions. We don’t want our first passenger to crash-land on the moon.”
And, while the BFR has not even been built yet, the anticipation is already reaching fever pitch. With its credibility at stake, Space X now has to deliver on at least 3 planned spaceflights. One to the Moon. Then Mars, and finally to Venus’s tiny moon, Enid.
If it wants to avoid being tarnished by the frequent delays that have been Tesla’s bane, Space X needs a win.
As Musk has declared time and again, “We’ve just got to get up before it’s too late.” Having committed to taking his first space passenger, he cannot afford to sleep in.