Eight regular earthlings will invite to board the first commercial aircraft on the moon in 2023, courtesy of Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa. The electorate will travel on SpaceX’s Starship rocket, becoming the first man to travel to the moon since Apollo 17 became an astronaut in 1972. Fashion entrepreneur and art collector – Maezawa who bought tickets to return to the mission named the first person to name in 2018 since then he has spread all available seats and now they are trying to meet with qualified candidates around the world.
“I bought all the seats, so it would be a private ride,” he explained in a video about the sea ride. Dubbed dearMoon, the mission will see a total of 10 to 12 people travel around the moon and a rare glimpse of its dark side, more than any other person will. In 2019, Maezawa announced that he wanted to take eight artists on the trip, but said that the plan has now evolved into a very vague term “artist”. “I started to think that a single person doing something creative could be called an artist,” he says. He has expanded the project to allow anyone to apply as long as he meets two key criteria.
First, Maezawa says, “no matter what activity you are in, going into space I hope you can push the envelope in an envelope to help other people and society at large.” In other words, seeing the moon will definitely help you improve your game and benefit others. In addition, applicants must “be able and able to support other crew members to share similar aspirations.” Anyone interested in applying must do so by March 14, with the initial screening expected to end by March 21.
In early 2020, Maezawa announced that she was looking for a life partner to accompany him on a trip to the moon, and planned to search for him in a documentary series called “Full Moon Lover”. About 28,000 women applied to take part, only to cancel shortly after the project launched on behalf of Maezawa. The dearMoon mission expected to last a week, taking three days to reach the moon before ending a loop around the starship. It will then take another three days to return to Earth. Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, said he was “extremely confident” the ship would be ready to transport human passengers on time for the 2023 launch date.