Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa To Fly To The Moon On Private Tour Through SpaceX

He doesn’t plan on going alone!

Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, has announced plans to fly out Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to the moon on the company’s Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), which is currently being developed.


The BFR is the flagship for Elon Musk’s vision of creating life on Mars and testing on the rocket is scheduled to begin next year.

Source: SpaceX


The mission, which is expected to launch in 2023, will become the first attempt to return to the moon in 50 years. The last time a man landed on Mars was in 1972 during the final Apollo mission.


Yusaku Maezawa explained that he wants to travel to the moon to inspire humanity, and he plans on taking multiple artists with him on his exclusive trip!

“Ever since I was a kid, I have loved the moon. It’s always there and continues to inspire humanity. I choose to go to the moon with artists. In 2023, as the host, I would like to invite 6 to 8 artists from around the world to join me on this mission to the Moon.”

— Yusaku Maezawa


According to the mission’s official website, the Japanese billionaire will be inviting Earth’s greatest talents including a painter, musician, film director and fashion designer in hopes that they may be inspired by the adventure.


Meanwhile, Elon Musk has made it clear that things were still uncertain about the mission and that it could be dangerous.

“To be clear. This is dangerous…it’s not a sure thing…there are some changes things could go wrong.”

 Elon Musk


Nonetheless, Yusaku Maezawa has continued to express his excitement towards the unprecedented mission.

Source: CNBC