SpaceX to reveal moon passenger Monday

Taking a giant leap toward commercializing space travel, SpaceX () has up its first passenger for a flight around the moon, with the person‘s identity to be revealed on Sept. 17.

Asked whether he‘d be the first passenger, CEO Elon Musk – who‘s also the head of Tesla – posted an emoji of a Japanese flag.

SpaceX‘s valuation has climbed to about $28B, making it the third-most valuable venture-backed startup in the U.S. after Uber and Airbnb.

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