Since commercial space travel became bannered by companies like SpaceX as well as China's OneSpace, people wondered who would become the first passenger to hitch on a commercial spaceflight.
Blast-off for Maezawa and his guests may not happen until around 2023, a trip of lifetime, to make history and inspire art that will be out of this world.
It should be remembered that back in 2017, Musk had announced that SpaceX would be sending two passengers around the moon through the Crew Dragon capsule which will be launched by the Falcon Heavy rocket.
Maezawa says if all goes right, the SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket will make the trip in 2023.
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa says he will invite six to eight artists, architects, designers and other creative people on a weeklong journey to circumnavigate the moon.
SpaceX has finally revealed its first space tourist that will circle the moon in the near future.
Elon Musk called Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa "brave" and "an adventurer". He has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on art, including a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting the bought for $110.5 million.
Markowsky said that his desire to go into space dates since he saw SpaceCamp, a 1986 movie about a group of teens at a NASA camp who is accidentally sent into space. The trips are reported to cost $200 million. Their "Circumlunar Mission" will also include the use of "flight-proven Russian space vehicles", according to Space Adventures. Though Maezawa will not land on the Moon, his mission will be the first attempt of humankind to return to our planet's closest neighbor after half a century.
As for government space programs, China has inspired a new space race to the moon with a robust lunar space program that plans to get humans on the Moon in the mid-to-late 2030s.
During the conference in Hawthorne, Musk refused to divulge the amount Maezawa paid for the mission although he said that the Japanese billionaire would be "paying a very significant amount of money". "I want to be clear". "I mean, [the BFR] is a ridiculously big rocket and so much advanced technology", Musk continued. "I think I'm uniquely poised to do it". A 90-minute flight costs United States $250,000.