Yusaku Maezawa, founder and president of Start Today Co., speaks during an event at the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, U.S., on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Elon Musk just revealed the identity of the precious cargo hitching a ride around the moon with his rocket company: Japanese billionaire Maezawa. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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Yusaku Maezawa, founder and president of Start Today Co., speaks during an event at the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, U.S., on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Elon Musk just revealed the identity of the precious cargo hitching a ride around the moon with his rocket company: Japanese billionaire Maezawa. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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Wanna Go to the Moon? This Billionaire Will Pay for It

By: Discovery

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa's SpaceX lunar mission dearMoon is set to jet in 2023, and there are some available seats, all expenses paid.

March 03, 2021

Back in 2018, Mr. Maezawa stood beside SpaceX Founder, Elon Musk to announce his mission, dearMoon. As the 2023 scheduled launch date gets closer and closer,that's where YOU come in.

HAWTHORNE, CA - SEPTEMBER 17:  Yusaku Maezawa, the Japanese billionaire chosen by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk to fly around the moon, smiles at SpaceX headquarters on September 17, 2018 in Hawthorne, California. If the project is successful, Maezawa would become the first private citizen to fly around the moon.  (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

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HAWTHORNE, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Yusaku Maezawa, the Japanese billionaire chosen by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk to fly around the moon, smiles at SpaceX headquarters on September 17, 2018 in Hawthorne, California. If the project is successful, Maezawa would become the first private citizen to fly around the moon.

Photo by: The Asahi Shimbun

The Asahi Shimbun

HAWTHORNE, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Yusaku Maezawa, the Japanese billionaire chosen by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk to fly around the moon, smiles at SpaceX headquarters on September 17, 2018 in Hawthorne, California. If the project is successful, Maezawa would become the first private citizen to fly around the moon.

The public will fill eight crew member spots on the six-day dearMoon mission on a fully reusable passenger rocket-- Starship.

Mr. Maezawa has outlined the "key criteria" for what will put your application above all the rest:

  1. You can advance whatever you are into by going to space.
  2. You are willing to help the other eight crew members with that same goal.

Mr. Maezawa made his billions after selling his Japanese retail conglomerate Zozotown. He will be on the first mission around the moon on the highly anticipated SpaceX Starship. This journey will go beyond any of the flight paths previously charted by the NASA Apollo missions, allowing the crew on this flight to really say they have gone where no man has gone before.

Hurry to dearMoon to pre-register before March 21, and hopefully YOU will be able to answer the question posed by the mission's Captian, Yusaku Maezawa: "By going to space, could you do something that's even better, even bigger?"

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