A Japanese millionaire wants to invite you to see the moon for free with SpaceX

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A Japanese millionaire wants to invite you to see the moon for free with SpaceX

These are the criteria to qualify for the great satellite … for free!

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March 4, 2021 3 min read

This article was translated using AI technologies from our Spanish edition. Errors can occur as a result of this process.

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How many times have they promised you the moon and stars and not kept them? A tycoon wants to change that. Yusaku Maewaza, a Japanese millionaire, would like to invite you to see the moon with Elon Musk’s SpaceX. As part of a competition, he will select eight people to travel to space on a private flight to the moon in 2023.

The founder and former CEO of Zozo Inc was the first to book a trip aboard a SpaceX Starship rocket. However, he does not want to go alone and has launched a call on his social networks to select eight people to accompany him.

Although it has nine “remote” locations, the crew will be between 10 and 12 members.

How do I apply for a free trip to the moon?

Initially, I wanted to involve talented artists so they could create inspiring work when they returned. However, it has already expanded its panorama somewhat and not only artists can apply.

Maezawa explains that there are only two key criteria that you will consider. The first is that they have potential for the good of society in their respective areas and are ready to work as a team and support other crew members.

Get your free ticket to the moon!
8 crew members wanted. Register today! #dearMoon https://t.co/P0vEZ6k8Xg

– Yusaku Maezawa (MZ) (@yousuckMZ) March 2, 2021

However, to be eligible, you need to go to the DearMoon 8 website. You have to pre-register there before March 14th. The selected individuals will be assessed with an online Maezawa interview and medical examination starting March 21.

They then have to prepare and conduct special training courses in 2022 and 2023.

How long is the voyage?

The first commercial flight to the moon is expected to take around a week but is subject to change.

The millionaire has made it his mission to fulfill that dream and take you to the moon and back. Do you dare to travel into space?