Luxembourg, three March 2020. – Wanna fly to the Moon with him? The Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa – also called “MZ” – is inviting eight crew members for a personal Moon mission in 2023.
Maezawa had bought the seats on a SpaceX Starship flight again in 2018 and initially wished to ask artists from around the globe to fly with him. The plan has “advanced” since, he stated, and is now looking for to fill the seats with eight folks from internationally, Maezawa stated on Twitter and the web site of his “dearMoon PROJECT”.
The pre-registering for the journey is open till 14 March, says the web site, ultimate interviews and medical checkups will happen in late Might.
Maezawa calls his dearMoon challenge “the primary civilian mission to the Moon”. Elon Musk, SpaceX proprietor and chief, says in a video on Maezawa’s web site, that the dearMoon mission is the “first non-public or business spaceflight“ with people past Earth orbit. “We’re going to go previous the Moon”, he says, “additional than any human has ever gone from planet Earth”.