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Meet Yusaku Maezawa, the first private passenger to take SpaceX’s BFR around the moon


Japanese billionaire and entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa would be the first non-public citizen to take a flight across the moon in SpaceX’s Huge Falcon Rocket, a 240,000-mile journey slated for as early as 2023.

In an emotional and jubilant speech throughout a SpaceX occasion Monday on the firm’s headquarters in close to Los Angeles, Maezawa exclaimed “I select to go to the moon!”

Maezawa would be the first passenger to journey to the moon because the 1972 Apollo mission performed by the US. Solely 24 folks been to the moon.

“That is my life lengthy dream,” he mentioned. “Ever since I used to be a child I beloved the moon, simply staring on the moon it crammed my creativeness. It’s at all times there and continues to encourage.”

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Maezawa has ticked nearly each field on the record of doable careers in life. He’s an entrepreneur and musician, designer, artist and the founder and CEO of on-line vogue retailer Zozotown.