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SpaceX moon passenger to invite artists on journey

Cost of the trip SpaceX gets first private passenger for moon trip
Guillermo Lane | 20 September, 2018, 11:31

Maezawa has not yet chosen the artists who will accompany him and will be looking at top candidates from a wide range of disciplines, including painters, musicians, fashion designer, photographers, filmmakers, and architects. "Ever since I was a kid I've loved the Moon, that is while I didn't pass up this opportunity to see the Moon up close".

"Their masterpieces will inspire all the dreamers that are asleep in us", he said.

It's unclear what kind of training Maezawa will go through before touring the moon.

After a relatively brief period of teasing the announcement, SpaceX took the opportunity on Monday night to announce its very first paying passenger for a trip around the Moon.

The BFR is SpaceX's upcoming two-stage reusable spaceship system that will weigh 9.7 million pounds and be capable of taking a 330,000 pound payload to Mars and lower-Earth orbit (LEO), officials say.

The ISS orbits 254 miles (408 km) above Earth. The outpost would serve as a stepping-off point for the lunar surface, Mars and points beyond. He stepped forward to do it. 'We are honored that he chose us'.

"To be clear: This is risky", the billionaire explained. "This is no walk in the park", Musk said.

'When you are pushing the frontier, it is not a sure thing. "There are chances something go wrong" and "you have to be a fearless person to do that".

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Maezawa will fly on Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s BFR rocket on a trip around the moon, Musk announced today, without saying when. No one has been there since an Apollo mission in 1972.

Musk, who is well-known for issuing overly ambitious schedules, said during a Q&A in March that he hoped to begin testing the spaceship portion of the BFR sometime in 2019.

This isn't the first time Musk has vowed to send tourists around the Moon.

Instead, Musk said, SpaceX would turn its focus to developing the BFR, which he deemed a better option for tourism missions. Musk hinted that the mystery person may be from Japan, tweeting a Japanese flag emoji. A grand total of 31 Raptor engines will power the BFR. He's also asked SpaceX CEO Elon Musk to join him on the flight, to which Musk replied: "Maybe we'll both be on it".

Both Falcons are now still in development, so hopefully this will not be a rerun of SpaceX's 2017 plan to take private citizens into space.

The company has revealed little else about the trip, and it's anyone's guess when it might actually happen. Blue Origin's price has not been revealed. He also encouraged Musk to join the mission.

He has alleged that a cave diver in Thailand who helped rescue stranded boys was a 'pedo, ' smoked what appeared to be marijuana on a comedian's podcast, spooked Tesla investors with comments about the future of the electric vehicle maker, and admitted to exhaustion and use of the sleeping pill Ambien. SpaceX hasn't yet launched any humans into space, though it has spent years working toward that goal.

SpaceX was also supposed to have two paying customers take a trip around the Moon this year, using one of SpaceX's Dragon crew capsules sent aloft by a Falcon Heavy rocket.

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