SpaceX will take a Japanese billionaire on a trip around the Moon

SpaceX revealed Monday that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be its first space tourist.

Maezawa has chartered a flight aboard the company's Big Falcon Rocket, which is still being developed, for a slingshot trip around the Moon as soon as 2023. He's planning to take six to eight artists with him on the mission free of charge.

"I want to share this experience and things with as many people as possible," Maezawa told a news conference. "So, I choose to go to the Moon with artists."


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