Eight people invited to ride around the Moon as SpaceX’s first lunar tourists

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Did you really want to go to space? This is your chance

The first private flight of SpaceX is planned for later this year, but it will not be until 2023 at the earliest that the corporation will carry out its first civilian lunar mission. When this occurs,


Back in 2018, Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa acquired the opportunity to take a week-long trip around the Moon. He also purchased all the other seats on the flight, and he had plenty of time to think about who he wanted to accompany him on the historic journey.

Originally, Maezawa wanted artists to accompany him on the flight, hoping that the trip would encourage them to make something unique once they returned. The idea of hosting a match-making documentary to help him find a girlfriend to take to space was then floated, but the plans were called back in January.

Now, Maezawa seems to have decided on a less contentious method to help pick his crewmates.

The entrepreneur recruits eight participants from all over the world to join him on the flight. There are, as it stands, two main conditions that prospective crew members must follow. First, Maezawa said, “Whatever activity you do, by going to space, I hope you can push your envelope.” Second, it demands that applicants be able to help other crew members who share similar ambitions.

Interested parties are encouraged to pre-register on the website of dearMoon. You’ve got your name in the hat until March 14.

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