Elon Musk Reveals First SpaceX Passenger for Trip Around the Moon

20 September, 2018, 13:13 | Author: Sidney Guerrero
  • Who Is SpaceX's Mystery Moon Passenger

Maezawa (@yousuck2020 on Twitter) is founder of Zozotown, Japan's largest online fashion mall. He is also known is certain circles as a sucker for art, having founded the Contemporary Art Foundation in Japan.

He founded the Contemporary Art Foundation in Tokyo in 2012 and bought two works by USA artist Jean-Michel Basquiat in the last two years for a total of around $170 million.

Back to the space trip - and this is where it gets interesting. It's unclear if Maezawa was one of those people. He bought an entire spaceship, and he intends to people it with 6-8 artists from different countries and representing different styles of art.

He has announced that he will take between six and eight artists to accompany with him to the moon, so that they can create masterpieces inspired by the experience when they return. "This is my lifelong dream", Maezawa said. However, Maezawa is not paying for a simple trip into orbit to hang out for a few days and then return to Earth.

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SpaceX is on the verge of announcing the name of person who would be the first private passenger on a trip around the moon.

An off-the-cuff tweet also left investors reeling after Musk said he planned to take Tesla, his electric vehicle company, private. BFR, in contrast, will have room for many more people.

In moves typical of his publicity-seeking style, Musk, who is also the billionaire chief executive of electric auto maker Tesla Inc, had previously teased a few tantalising details about the trip and the passenger's identity, but left major questions unanswered. He'll be selecting his fellow passengers himself, and already has one in mind. Rest assured Maezawa, I won't say no. Musk has previously expressed a desire to fly in space, though not on the earliest, riskiest missions. "But I wouldn't recommend doing that, because I think the new architecture, the BFR architecture, is the way to go". "Maybe we'll both be on it". He's the nation's 18th richest person, with an estimated net worth of $2.7 billion.

Maezawa has a website where he will be giving more details about his Dear Moon Project. The screens at the event displayed what SpaceX envisioned as their Martian base of the future.

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