Yusaku Maezawa is looking for eight people to join him for a Moon voyage on SpaceX Ship

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Yusaku Maezawa, Japanese billionaire, invited the public on Tuesday to join SpaceX‘s Starship in his private mission around the Moon.He is reaching out to a “wider, more diverse audience” two years after announcing he would only ride with a select group of artists. The trip is currently slated for 2023.

“I want people from all kinds of backgrounds to join”, Maezawa stated in a video posted Tuesday afternoon, as the contest application went live. “It will be 10 to 12 people in all, but I will be inviting 8 people to come along on the ride”.

Now, any person who meets two criteria could get selected for the ride: those who ” can push its envelope to help other people and greater society in some way” and are “willing to support other crew members who share similar aspirations”.

Project updates have been minimal over the past two years. In January 2020, Maezawa launched a bizarre campaign to search for a “female partner” who would accompany him on his trip around the moon.

Maezawa’s announcement on Tuesday lacked any details as to how the selected astronauts would train for the mission, but he clarified the undisclosed ticket price is on him. He said it will take three days to get to the Moon, where Starship will loop behind it and starts its three-day journey returning to Earth.


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