The tweet sent the internet ablaze with rumors who the passenger might be.
SpaceX in announcing the news notes that only 24 humans have ever been to the Moon in history and that nobody has visited since the last Apollo mission in 1972.
That plan called for them to ride on a Dragon crew vehicle, similar to the cargo ships that SpaceX routinely sends loaded with supplies to the International Space Station.
The tourist will fly in the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) being created to carry people into deep space, the Elon Musk led company said in a tweet. "And they're very serious about it. That would be on a Dragon 2 spacecraft and a Falcon Heavy rocket, which is due to do its maiden launch this summer". SpaceX was tight-lipped about the financial terms of the deal and the identity of the individuals. He also revealed in another tweet that the rendering of the BFR spacecraft was new.
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Musk responded to questions from Twitter users following the announcement, saying that the rocket is still in development and has been "intentionally" created to resemble one seen in a classic comic book series, "The Adventures of Tintin".
On its website, SpaceX is touting the "first passenger on lunar BFR mission", implying there will be more.
SpaceX's BFR compared to other launch vehicles.
US President Donald Trump has championed plans to put boots on the Moon again, as NASA works on building a lunar gateway that would serve as a launching point for missions heading even further into deep space, such as asteroids or Mars.