Yusaku Maezawa, billionaire founder and former CEO of Zozo Fashion Retail, gathers eight crew members from around the world to travel on a moon rocket developed by Elon Musk SpaceX.
The 45-year-old entrepreneur announced on Wednesday that he is looking for other staff members in 2023. Designed for travel. If successful, it will be the first lunar voyage to anyone other than professional astronauts.
According to the announcement, the eight crew members will travel with Maezawa on a week-long trip with the Starship large rocket, which will fly around the Moon and return to Earth.
The rich man will pay for all the travel expenses.
Registrations are accepted until March 14 on the official website of the mission, favorite month: landApplicants will be screened and interviewed, and staff members will be selected for final interviews scheduled for late May.
Maezawa published headlines in 2018 when it bought all the Starship seats that the American company was still developing to remove in 2023.
“Apply for the mission if you want to use your experience in space to help others or society on Earth, or take a huge step in your own creative endeavors,” Maezawa said.