SpaceX launches non-public mission to moon 

A SpaceX rocket was launched to the moon on Sunday by a non-public Japanese house startup.  

The Tokyo firm ispace is aiming to land a lunar rover from the United Arab Emirates and a Japanese robotic on the moon’s close to facet when it arrives in about 5 months, barring any issues.  

The rocket lauched from Cape Canaveral House Pressure Station in Florida early Sunday, beginning ispace’s HAKUTO-R mission. 

Although U.S., Russian and Chinese language house companies have made moon landings, ispace is among the first non-public firms to aim such a mission.  

The corporate’s founder and CEO Takeshi Hakamada stated the launch signified “the daybreak of the lunar economic system.” 

SpaceX has continued frequent launches at the same time as its CEO Elon Musk has been embroiled in a collection of controversies over his social media platform Twitter.

SpaceX introduced final month that its president and COO Gwynne Shotwell will take over oversight from Musk of its Starbase facility, the place the corporate is planning a mission to Mars.

The Related Press contributed to this report.