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The Japanese billionaire will be the first to go to the moon in Space X: "My dream of a lifetime"

The Japanese millionaire businessman Yusaku Maeszawa, The 42-year-old was presented Monday afternoon as the first traveler of the Moon on the SpaceX rocket that is likely to be launched in 2023 and plans to invite several artists.

In an event organized by SpaceX and its founder Elon MuskIn the afternoon of September 17 in the rocket factory in Hawthorne, the company announced that it had "signed with the first private passenger of the world to fly around the moon" and gave the word to Maeszawa.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk (iz) shakes hands with Yusaka Maezawa, the Japanese billionaire chosen by the company to fly around the moon, on September 17, 2018 in Hawthorne, California. (Mario Tama / Getty Images)

"Since I was a child, I have loved the moon"Said the Japanese, director of the largest online fashion center in his country."This is my lifelong dream".

HAWTHORNE, CA – SEPTEMBER 17: Yusaka Maezawa, the Japanese billionaire chosen by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk to fly around the moon, hears a question at the SpaceX headquarters on September 17, 2018 in Hawthorne, California. (Mario Tama / Getty Images)

At the same time, he announced that he plans to take people on his journey, the costs of which have not been disclosed.

"I would like to invite six to eight artists from all over the world to join me in this mission to the moon, and they will be asked to believe something after they have returned to earth, these masterpieces will be the dreamer in us. all inspire. "

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa on a Falcon 9 rocket during the announcement of Elon Musk that he will be the first private passenger to fly around the moon aboard the SpaceX BFR vehicle in the SpaceX headquarters and rocket factory on 17 September 2018 Hawthorne, California. (DAVID MCNEW / AFP / Getty Images)

Maezawa, former drummer of a punk band, founder and director of the popular Zozo online fashion store and a tailor-made polkadots clothing brand, wants to broaden his horizons; and a trip to the moon will give publicity to your business and pleasure.

The billionaire is known for investing in Japanese and foreign modern art collections and in cars, according to the Japan Times.

His tendency for fast machines is that he has acquired the sporty Bugatti Chiron and the Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet SUV and a luxury jet set.

"He is a very brave person to do this," said Musk, the billionaire executive director of electric car manufacturer Tesla Inc.

"An important step to allow access to people who dream of traveling to space," he said referring to Japanese.

"Only 24 people have been on the moon in history, and nobody has visited since the last Apollo mission in 1972," Musk concluded.

The BFR Rocket

The ship that will launch as much as possible in 2023. It is the next generation vehicle Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) that defines Space X as "the most powerful rocket in history capable of transporting humans to the moon, Mars and beyond" , according to a Twitter message from 18 September.

On the planned flight, "after a week, the journey will reach 125 miles from the surface of the moon before the transit of the moon is completed and returns to earth"; Space X said on another Tiwitter.

Other celebrities who claimed to launch space ships are: Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos Blue Origin and entrepreneur Virgin Galactic of Richard Branson, according to the Japan Times.

In addition to the actor, Leonardo DiCaprio and pop star Justin Bieber plan to opt for a 90-minute journey, costing USD 250,000.


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