A Japanese billionaire is saying "Fly Me To The Moon"

Rodiano Bonacci
Settembre 22, 2018

Elon Musk has pledged to send Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa on a trip around the moon in 2023 on Space X's as yet untested Big Falcon Rocket.

Each artist invited by Maezawa will be asked to create a work after they return based on their experience.

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is set to become one of the first private passengers to take a trip around the moon.

The latest blueprints mark the final major redesign of the rocket, whose development is expected to cost roughly $5 billion, according to Musk.

Maezawa, according to Space Daily, was instrumental for creating the Contemporary Art Foundation in Tokyo and was also hailed by ARTnews of NY as one of 2017's "Top 200 Collectors". The BFR will be made up of two parts, namely a 191-foot rocket booster and a 157-foot spaceship. "I thought, what if Basquiat had gone to space and had seen the moon up close, or saw the Earth in full view?" he said. The Japanese tech billionaire said this in the press meeting that took place yesterday at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California.

He also said that "I hope that this project will inspire the dreamer within each of us".

Till today only Americans have traveled to the moon, listing the 24 NASA astronauts who arrived at the Moon in the 1960s and 1970s.

Musk outlined a somewhat different SpaceX lunar mission past year.

The company considered the would-be trip an "important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space".

Of course he paid a huge sum, though Musk refused to reveal how much.

SpaceX Rocket Big Falcon Rocket to carry tourists to Space. Additionally, Maezawa is paying for their once in a lifetime trip.

He recently criticized analysts during a Tesla earnings conference call, labeled a British diver in the recent Thai cave rescue drama as a pedophile, took a hit off an apparent marijuana-tobacco joint during a podcast interview, and tweeted that he had funding to take Tesla private but then announced the deal was off. Last month he told the New York Times he was overwhelmed by job stress.

Musk and SpaceX engineers built a small submarine and shipped it to Thailand to help with the rescue.

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