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SpaceX will take a Japanese billionaire on a trip around the Moon

22 September 2018, 08:26 | Justin Tyler

SpaceX will take a Japanese billionaire on a trip around the Moon

SpaceX will take a Japanese billionaire on a trip around the Moon

Maezawa is best known outside of Japan for buying a $110 million untitled painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat in 1982. It was previously reported that NASA was planning to contrast the Lunar Orbital Platform Gateway, a space station orbiting the moon, in the next half decade. The BFR will be made up of two parts, namely a 191-foot rocket booster and a 157-foot spaceship.

SpaceX founder Elon Musk tweeted that Yusaku would be "bringing eight (brave) artists and cultural figures with him on the journey around the moon".

SpaceX hopes to send Yusaku Maezawa, founder of a renowned Japanese fashion retailer, to the moon via this venture. Maezawa, 42, with a real-time net worth of $2.9 billion, suggested the flight would take place as early as 2023.

Musk, who is also owner of Tesla Company for electric cars, maintained a sort of suspense among those who waited to know the name of the person who will visit the moon in the first commercial trip, by leaving many questions unanswered. "I want to be clear".

"As the host, I would like to invite 6 to 8 artists from around the world to join me on this mission to the Moon", says Maezawa.


Maezawa intends to take a combination of painters, musicians, dancers, photographers, film directors, fashion designers and architects on a weeklong lunar loop, where he'll get to watch as they get inspired and create art along the way.

During the conference in Hawthorne, Musk refused to divulge the amount Maezawa paid for the mission although he said that the Japanese billionaire would be "paying a very significant amount of money". At the moment, the Big Falcon Rocket is not built, so getting it into flight condition within just a few short years will be a challenge. While the rocket won't land on the Moon, it will loop around it before it returns to Earth.

The company considered the would-be trip an "important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space".

It's a project Maezawa calls Dear Moon.

The launch of Big Falcon Rocket is expected in 2023 and would mark the historic event of launching private space travel. As said, the artistic space trip is 5 years away.



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