SpaceX has announced the identity of its first passenger to fly on its forthcoming BFR spacecraft, headed around the moon in 2023.
Yusaku Maezawa, the 42-year-old billionaire founder of Japan’s colossal online fashion mall, Zozotown, will fly around the moon on a mission that will take four or five days in total, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced on Monday.
And who does he want with him? Artists.
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Musk revealed Maezawa’s identity at a press conference from SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California.
The 42-year-old Japanese billionaire posted cryptic messages on his Instagram and Twitter accounts minutes before SpaceX’s announcement. Read more…
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