Jets owner Woody Johnson is taking to the airwaves to announce a futuristic spacecraft designed to go where no human has gone before.
Johnson says the spacecraft will be “the first human to go anywhere in the solar system, beyond Earth.”
It will be the first human-made spacecraft to orbit the moon, Mars, and Jupiter, Johnson said Tuesday on ABC’s “This Week.”
The $100 million spacecraft will have a diameter of 10 feet, Johnson added, and will be equipped with four solar arrays, two to fly in Earth’s direction and one to fly out of the sun.
It will also have four cameras on board to take pictures of the Earth and the Moon, and four infrared cameras to detect radiation coming from the Sun and the moon.
The mission, named “Moon One,” is set to launch in 2022 and is expected to last about four years.
Johnson has already spent $100m on the mission, and it will be paid for by the company SpaceX, which has received NASA contracts to launch spacecraft to the moon and Mars.