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SpaceX’s First Space Tourist Will Pick a Photographer for a Free Moon Trip

SpaceX just revealed that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be its first space tourist for a trip to the moon as early as 2023, and Maezawa is planning to select a group of artists, including a photographer, for a free 5-day lunar trip with him.

Maezawa, the founder of Japan’s largest online fashion retailer (Zozotown), announced that he has purchased the entire SpaceX BFR (Big F***ing Rocket) flight and that he’s turning it into a project called #dearMoon.

The entrepreneur will be selecting six to eight artists from around the world who represent different creative fields, and photographers are among the artists Maezawa said he’s going to reach out to.

Here’s the 1 hour 44 minute announcement event (Maezawa reveals his plan to invite artists at around 57 minutes in):

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