Blow me to the moon: Japan’s billionaires offer space seats

Blow me to the moon: Japan’s billionaires offer space seats

Tokyo: It’s like an opportunity that only comes once in blue Moon: A Japanese billionaire is launching a private lunar mission for eight people from around the world.
Online fashion tycoon, Yusuko Mizawa was announced in 2018 as the first person to book a spot on board a lunar spacecraft built by SpaceX in 2018.
Mizawa, who paid an undisclosed amount for the trip, which will begin soon in 2023, actually said he had invited six to eight artists to join him on the journey around the moon.
But on Wednesday, in a video posted on his Twitter account, he revealed the broader application process.
“I invite you to join this mission. Eight of you from all over the world,” he said.
“I bought all the seats, so it will be a private ride,” he added.
Mizawa, 45, said her initial plan to invite artists was “evolutionary” because she believed that “everyone who works creatively can be called an artist.”
The Japanese businessman said applicants would only need to meet two criteria: be willing to “move the envelope” creatively, and be willing to help other staff members do the same.
He said the ship would carry 10 to 12 people near the ship, which would loop around the moon before returning to Earth.
The application timeline for these travel destinations states that astronauts should register in advance by March 14. The initial screening will be done by March 21.
No deadline has been set for the next steps, according to Meswa’s website. An “assignment” and an online interview. But currently the last interview and medical check-up are scheduled for the end of May 2021.
Mesawa and his band of astronauts will become the first man to travel to the moon since the last American Apollo mission in 1972 – if SpaceX could take off.
Last month, a prototype of its Starship crashed into a fireball as it tried to land straight after a test flight, the second such accident, similar to the one in December after the last prototype of the Starship. There was luck.
But the company hopes that the reusable, 394-foot (120-meter) rocket system will one day carry staff and equipment to the moon, Mars and beyond.
Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, said in a video posted on Wednesday, “I am very confident that we will be in orbit with Starship several times before 2023, and that by 2023 it will be a human transport. It will be safe enough.
The mission will be the first private space flight beyond Earth’s orbit, Musk said.
Because it will not land on the moon, but will fall behind it, “We expect people to move beyond the planet Earth to the human beings so far.”
Mizawa, who is known for his polite ideas and extravagant lifestyle, including that of a valuable art writer, was worth about ڈالر 1.9 billion last year, making him one of Japan’s richest people. Was one of
He made his fortune as the founder of the online fashion store Zozo, which he sold to Yahoo! 2019 in Japan.
Mesawa has previously made headlines for an online ad to join its SpaceX flight with a girlfriend – to suddenly cancel a hunt despite attracting only 30,000 applicants.
The US space agency NASA is planning to land astronauts on the moon in 2024, including the first woman.
One of the goals of its Artemis III voyage is to bring back a total of 85 kilograms (187 pounds) of lunar specimens – more than the average of 64 kilograms returned by Apollo missions between 1969 and 1972.

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