Dennis and Akiko Tito are the first two crewmembers announced on Starship’s second commercial spaceflight around the Moon.
This will be Dennis’ second mission to space after becoming the first commercial astronaut to visit the International Space Station in 2001, and Akiko will be among the first women to fly around the Moon on a Starship.
The Titos joined the mission to contribute to SpaceX’s long-term goal to advance human spaceflight and help make life multiplanetary.
Over the course of a week, Starship and the crew will travel to the Moon, fly within 200 km of the Moon’s surface, and complete a full journey around the Moon before safely returning to Earth.
This mission is expected to launch after the Polaris Program’s first flight of Starship and dearMoon.