Wednesday, 17 October, 2018


Japanese Billionaire Snags First Seat On SpaceX Moon Voyage

1st private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests Japanese billionaire buys all tickets for SpaceX's moon trip
Kristine Garrett | 22 September, 2018, 20:24

A former drummer in a punk band, Maezawa is planning to make his moon flight in 2023 aboard SpaceX's forthcoming Big Falcon Rocket spaceship, taking the race to commercialize space travel to new heights.

Maezawa, 42, said he wants his guests for the lunar orbit "to see the moon up close, and the Earth in full view, and create work to reflect their experience".

Last year SpaceX announced it would be sending an anonymous couple around the moon, but the trip was placed on hold soon after.

SpaceX founder Elon Musk says the BFR is still in development. The reusable 387-foot rocket is expected to cost about $5 billion.

Maezawa, according to Space Daily, was instrumental for creating the Contemporary Art Foundation in Tokyo and was also hailed by ARTnews of NY as one of 2017's "Top 200 Collectors".

SpaceX's competitors are Blue Origin, the company of Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, and Virgin Galactic of entrepreneur Richard Branson.

The average distance from Earth to the moon is about 237,685 miles (382,500 kilometers). He entered the retail industry by creating Japanese e-commerce startup Start Today, which sold various things-from his first passion, music (music albums) to clothing, Maezawa forged an empire en route to becoming a billionaire.

He also said that "I hope that this project will inspire the dreamer within each of us".

SpaceX has entered the race to send humans back to the moon, but their crew will not include astronauts from a government-run space program.

Musk outlined a somewhat different SpaceX lunar mission a year ago. Musk did not name the clients previous year or say how much they would pay.

SpaceX has finally revealed its first space tourist that will circle the moon in the near future.

The era of space tourism began in 2001, when California businessman Dennis Tito paid for a journey on a Russian rocket to the International Space Station.

The amount Maezawa is paying for the trip was not disclosed.

Maezawa shared his thoughts about becoming the first private citizen on the moon, saying that it had always been a childhood dream and one that "fuelled" the artist's imagination.

Musk's successes have recently been overshadowed by his behavior and the struggles of his Tesla electric auto company to deliver. He also encouraged Musk to join the mission.

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