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Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa Identified as SpaceX Moon Passenger

Who is Yusaku Maezawa Yusaku Maezawa
Lori Graves | 22 September, 2018, 05:13

Mr Musk said Mr Maezawa had outlaid a significant deposit and would have a material impact on the cost of developing the BFR, which he estimated at US$5 billion.

Musk, 47, made it clear before the private passenger event that crewed spaceflight for NASA remains SpaceX's top priority. SpaceX says the mission should take about six days. SpaceX has pulled off feats no one thought possible, from the first successful launch to orbit a decade ago to earlier this year, when the maiden flight of its Falcon Heavy rocket put a Tesla Roadster on a trip toward Mars.

Musk says he's aiming for Maezawa's moonshot to take place in 2023.

"Nothing is written in stone", Maezawa said through a translator.

Maezawa will fly on Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s BFR rocket on the trip in 2023, Musk announced Monday.

Musk stressed that the mission, whose details still need to be worked out, will be risky.

Maezawa, 42, said he plans to invite six to eight artists, architects, designers and other creative people to join him on board the SpaceX rocket "to inspire the dreamer in all of us". He made a splash in the art world in 2017, when he spent $110.5 million on a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting at a Sotheby's auction, setting a record for an American artist's work at the time.

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"This has done a lot to restore my faith in humanity - that somebody's willing to do this", Musk said.

"These are all artists that I adore, but sadly they are no longer with us", he said. It consists of a massive rocket booster that promises to out-power any that has ever been built and a towering spacecraft, nicknamed BFS for Big Falcon Spaceship, that will vault out of the Earth's atmosphere.

Maezawa's trip to the moon will be made on board a BFR, which is now still in development. In a recent episode of This American Life, he said he was entirely unmoved by the concept of space travel, the idea of traveling to the moon, and what those of us on Earth might think of as the beauty of space.

After an uncrewed demonstration flight this fall and an in-flight abort test, U.S. Air Force Colonel Bob Behnken and former Marine Corps test pilot Doug Hurley will be the first two astronauts to fly in SpaceX's Crew Dragon.

Other space companies, like Virgin Galactic, founded by British tycoon Richard Branson, and billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's rocket company Blue Origin, are working on trips to the edge of space that could offer tourists a chance at weightlessness for 10 minutes or so.

Markowsky said he's wanted to go into space since seeing SpaceCamp, a 1986 movie about a group of teens at a NASA camp who are accidentally sent into space.

And the new BFR spaceship will feature three rear "actuated fins" that also serve as landing pads, as well as two fins near its nose. However, he did not reveal the total price of the tickets.

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