Musk, who revealed that it was actually Maezawa who approached SpaceX with the idea for the flight, declined to disclose how much the Japanese billionaire paid for the flight. But he does have lots of plans, including sending people to other planets just in case we can't fix this one. "Maybe we'll both be on it".
Musk shared some exciting details about the planned space trip. When asked about the trip, Maezawa said that a few artists will be accompanying him in the revolutionary journey on BFR. He has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on art, including a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting the bought for $110.5 million.More news: Electric Audi E-tron unveiled
Maezawa intends to take a combination of painters, musicians, dancers, photographers, film directors, fashion designers and architects on a weeklong lunar loop, where he'll get to watch as they get inspired and create art along the way. SpaceX founder and CEO, Elon Musk, announced that SpaceX is working on the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), a launch vehicle to carry people into space. Well, now it's happening for real thanks to the Big Falcon Rocket by SpaceX.
SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell said at a conference outside Washington earlier Monday that she hoped the spaceship would be making short test flights next year. He also encouraged Musk to join the mission. The reusable 387-foot rocket is expected to cost about $5 billion. Maezawa is an important figure in the fashion industry of Japan, being the Chief Operating Officer and founder of the online fashion retailer platform named Zozo. It became the first private company to launch a spacecraft into orbit and safely return it to Earth in 2010, and the first commercial enterprise to fly to the space station in 2012 on a supply mission. The trip was organized by the Virginia-based company Space Adventures, which has since sent several more paying customers on spaceflights. The last humans to land on the moon were scientists Harrison "Jack" Schmitt and astronaut Eugene "Gene" Cernan of the Apollo 17 mission in 1972.More news: Jurgen Klopp told 29-year-old’s form ‘big bonus’ for Liverpool FC
Two of Musk's fellow billionaires - Amazon's Jeff Bezos and Virgin Group's Richard Branson - also want to make a business out of space tourism.More news: Father of former Spurs player killed in drive-by shooting