SAN FRANCISCO ;
JAPANESE billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has invited eight people to join him for a free Moon voyage on SpaceX Starship rocket sometime in 2023. In a video, Maezawa who is the founder of Japan’s largest online fashion retailer Zozotown, said that he wants people from all backgrounds to join. “It will be 10 to 12 people in all, but I will be inviting 8 people to come along on the ride,” he said in the YouTube video.
The Japanese billionaire has started a contest for the public where everyone who pre-registers will receive an email about the selection process. Maezawa said he will pay for the entire journey and those eight people will fly with him for free. “I will pay for the entire journey. I have bought all the seats, so it will be a private ride,” he added.