Billionaire Japanese Fashion Mogul Invites Artists on SpaceX Trip Around Moon
A Japanese billionaire is inviting eight people to join him on a six-day trip around the moon.
Fashion mogul Yusaku Maezawa first floated the idea in 2018 and is now asking people to apply.
The “Dear Moon” mission, as he is calling it, is supposed to happen aboard a massive SpaceX rocket that’s still in early stages of development.
Even then, takeoff is set for 2023.
The billionaire had initially said he wanted artists to join him.
Now he says he’s open to including people from all walks of life as long as they view themselves as artists.
This Falcon 9 first-stage rocket booster supported the blast off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center early Thursday morning.
After separation, the booster is set to land on a drone ship on the Atlantic Ocean, so SpaceX can use it again.
That process failed during a previous launch in February.
Starlink satellites can provide broadband internet to remote locations.