SpaceX will send Japanese billionaire and guests to the Moon

Maezawa stated that he didn't just buy one seat on the trip. What about the Moon seemed to promising to him?

Maezawa will soon start the process of choosing the artists to take with him, with everyone needing to go through training and preparation in the years leading up to launch. "It's always there, and has continued to inspire humanity".

However, there's a catch.

But Musk cautioned that SpaceX may not meet its 2023 timeline for the lunar mission.

If they had gone to space, how would the world have looked today? "Once I got started, I couldn't stop thinking of who else [could have been affected]".

"I'm really excited, really honored", he said. "I want to share this experience and these things with the artists".

Forbes estimates Maezawa is worth $2.9 billion, so he's got deep pockets to bankroll his art addiction and space ambitions.

His love of art led him to decide to invite artists to come along for the trip, he said.

Like SpaceX's existing rockets, the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy, the first stage can detach from the rest of the rocket and return to Earth for an upright landing. "These masterpieces will inspire the dreamer within all of us", he told reporters.

Maezawa will fly on Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s BFR rocket on the trip in 2023, Musk announced on Monday. The device wasn't used and in the interview, Unsworth called it a "PR stunt" and said it wouldn't have worked to free the boys who were trapped in the flooded cave.

SpaceX livestreamed the big news after teasing the announcement last week and calling it "an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space". "BFR is meant to make people excited about the future".

About one year after that, in February of this year, SpaceX debuted the long-awaited Falcon Heavy, which became the world's most powerful operational launch vehicle.

He also talked about the sobering possibilities that the best chance for survival of the human race might not be on Earth.

"I know that sounds insane, and we don't usually meet our time lines, but I wanted you to know at least order of magnitude, that's what we're thinking", Shotwell said. "There has been a lot of hype about what is going to happen in space, and then we see little change as time passes".

"How many people would've looked at SpaceX in 2008 and imagined that in 2018 we'd be where we are?" SpaceX's crewed missions are now scheduled to begin by the middle of next year.

"This is something that makes you glad to be a human being". The BFR ship won't be making a stopover on the lunar surface, though.

It also said it would reveal "why" - implying the mission may have a goal other than simply satisfying the whim of a wealthy client - as was the case with the first space tourist, Dennis Tito, an American businessman who in 2001 paid some $20 million to fly on a Russian spaceship to the International Space Station.

SpaceX, the space transportation firm of US tech billionaire Elon Musk, announced Monday that a Japanese entrepreneur will be its first private passenger to orbit the moon.

Per the Verge, Musk also showed off another revision to the BFR, stating that the new design would have seven instead of six large Raptor engines, boast additional cargo room on the rocket's bottom, and have three instead of two rear fins as well as front actuator fins.

Elon Musk has revealed his first customer to go around the moon. He sent out a series of tweets of appreciation for the agency, including one in response to Administrator Jim Bridenstine.

  • Joe Gonzales