Tokyo, Japan: The kind of opportunity that comes simultaneously to the blue moon: a Japanese millionaire opens a private dating campaign for eight people from around the world.
Yusaku Maezawa, an online fashion expert, was announced in 2018 as the first person to book a place in the space shuttle built by SpaceX.
Maezawa, who paid an undisclosed amount for the trip which was expected to start in 2023, initially said he plans to invite six to eight artists to join him on a tour around the Moon.
But on Wednesday, in a video posted on his Twitter account, he gave out a comprehensive application process.
He said that he invites you to join him in this work. Eight of you all are from all over the world.
He also added saying that he bought all the seats, so it will be a private ride.
Maezawa, 45, said his original plan to invite artists had “changed” because he believed that “anyone who does something creative can be called an artist.”
The Japanese businessman said applicants would only need to complete two procedures: being prepared to “push the envelope” intelligently, and willing to help other team members do the same.
In total, he said an estimated 10 to 12 people would be on board the ship, which is expected to orbit the Moon before returning to Earth.
The timeline for applying for spots on the trip calls on space travelers to register earlier on March 14, with the first test conducted on March 21.
There are no set times for the following categories – “distribution” and online interviews – but final interviews and medical tests are currently scheduled for the end of May 2021, according to Maezawa’s website.
– Musk ‘very confident’ –
Maezawa and his astronaut team will be the first pilots of the month since it was last shipped to US Apollo in 1972 – if SpaceX can cancel the trip.
Last month, a sample of its Starship crashed into a firebox while trying to stand upright after a test flight was tested, the second such accident, after the last example of the Starship encountered a similar situation in December.
But the company hopes the reorganization of the 394 (120-meter) rocket system will one day carry workers and cargo to the Moon, Mars and beyond.
SpaceX founder who is Elon Musk said in a Maezawa video which was posted on Wednesday that he is very confident that we will be around orbit several times with the Starship before 2023 and that it will be safe enough to transport people by 2023. It looks very promising.
The mission will be the first private jet over the Earth’s orbit, Musk said.
Because it will not stay on the moon, but will follow after it, he added saying that they expect people to pass farther than anyone who has ever walked the earth.
Maezawa, known for his eccentric comments and lavish lifestyle that includes a love of expensive art, last year estimated at $ 1.9 billion, made him one of the richest people in Japan.
He made his fortune as the founder of the online fashion store Zozo, which he sold to Yahoo! Japan which was back in the year 2019.
Maezawa has previously hit the headlines with an online ad for a girlfriend to join him on his SpaceX flight – only to abruptly cancel hunting, even though it has attracted nearly 30,000 applicants.
The US space agency NASA aims to find astronauts in South Africa, including the first woman, by 2024.
One of the goals of Artemis III’s mission was to bring back a total of 85 kilograms (187 pounds) of the moon – more than 64 kilograms returned by Apollo’s missiles between 1969 and 1972.