in , , ,

Japanese Billionaire, Yusaku Maezawa To Be SpaceX’s First Private Moon Flight Passenger

Elon Musk‘s SpaceX has signed its first private passenger to fly around the moon aboard its BFR launch vehicle.

SpaceXs First Private Moon Flight Passenger
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa speaks after SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk announced him as the person scheduled to be the<a href=httpshowafricacomcategoryafrican celeb profiles> first<a> private passenger on a trip around the moon Monday Sept 17 2018 in Hawthorne Calif AP PhotoChris Carlson

Japanese billionaire, Yusaku Maezawa, 42, a former rock musician, and founder of online fashion destination Zozotown, was announced as the passenger at a press conference in the company’s headquarters in California on Monday.

ALSO READ:  Top 10 African Leaders to Follow on Social Media in 2016
Loading...

“This is my lifelong dream. Ever since I was a kid I have a loved the moon, just staring at the moon fuelled my imagination,” Maezawa.

Maezawa added that he won’t be travelling alone as he’ll be bring artists along with him. “I choose to invite artists from all around the world on my journey,” he said.

ALSO READ:  Donald Trump's Niece, Mary Trump Sues Him And His Siblings For Fraud

Maezawa who is also well known for collecting art (he bought a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting for $110 million in 2017), has called the trip which will take place in 2023, #DearMoon.

Each of the 6 to 8 artists he plans to take on the trip would be required to create work that “reflects their experience.”

“I love art and I look forward to seeing what different artists working together [can] bring to life,” Maezawa added.

Only 24 humans have been to the moon in history. No one has visited since the last Apollo mission in 1972.

Watch the press conference below:

 

Loading...

Written by How Africa News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

8 − 6 =

$100m of Newly Printed Banknotes Go Missing in Liberia En Route to Central Bank

“Killing Bin Laden is Perhaps the Worst Thing I’ve Done”: Soldier Who Shot Bin Laden, O’Neill Says