Japanese businessman Yusaku Maezawa became the first tourist to buy in 2018 A ticket to the moon. He also bought the remaining seats in the vehicle that was at that time under development. Maezawa stated that he wanted to invite eight artists from all over the world to make the Lunar Voyage an art project.
Space Corporation of America SpaceX, founded by businessman Elon Musk, is behind the work on the spaceflight for tourists, with plans to depart in 2023. It is the Starship spacecraft that will transport ten to twelve people around the moon and back – a total of six days’ journey. The spacecraft is under development and according to Elon Musk, the spacecraft will be able to travel further from the moon, but above all it will be the first spaceflight that ordinary people can follow.
Yusaku Maezawa wants to find a company for the moon project. Last year, a documentary series was set to be released with the aim of finding a life partner who could accompany the moon. Mizawa writes that Maezawa got cold, and the project was canceled BBC.
Now Spacex announces that Maezawa is instead looking for eight new people for the project, called “dearMoon”. In a video posted on Yusaku Maezawa’s Youtube, he said the application process has started, in which eight people can be selected to join the spaceflight – absolutely free.
In the video he tells Yusaku Mizawa thought about the concept of an artist, and came to the conclusion that anyone doing something creative could be called an artist. So, he now wants to give more people, from various backgrounds, a chance to secure a spot on the spacecraft.
Applicants must demonstrate individual development potential, ensure that their lunar flight experience can contribute to humanity, and be able to support other members of the project.
What I’m most looking forward to is seeing my home planet, the big blue Earth, with my own eyes, as Yusaku Maezawa says in the video.
Curiosity, a reminder of how wonderful planet Earth is, and how small a person is by comparison, is what underlies Maezawa’s motivation according to himself.