British photographer chosen for SpaceX trip around the moon / iTV

Photographer Rhiannon Adam will make history at the first openly-queer woman to travel to space after securing a place on SpaceX’s trip around the moon

A British photographer saw off a million other hopefuls to secure a place on a private trip around the moon on a SpaceX spaceship.

Rhiannon Adam, 37, who is based in Hackney, is among eight artists and creatives picked by Japanese billionaire entrepreneur and art collector Yusaku Maezawa to be part of the journey.

Ms Adam described the trip, set to see a civilian crew orbit the moon for around seven days before returning to Earth, as “like an impossible dream coming true”.

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