Yasuka Maezawa to Pay for Eight Passengers to Fly to the Moon in 2023!

Wanna Fly to the Moon? This Japanese Billionaire Will Take Eight Lucky Passengers!

Sail among the stars for free.

Space fanatics and hopeful moon landers, you now have an opportunity to pursue one of your greatest ambitions of circumnavigating the moon! Japanese billionaire and fashion mogul Yasuka Maezawa recently announced that he would be paying for eight seats for anyone who might be interested to accompany him in his week-long trip around the moon in 2023. 

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Maezawa initially announced his intentions to take a trip to the moon in 2018 and opened the opportunity to artists. Surprisingly, his generosity to pay for the moon trip of lucky artists was brought about by his loneliness after a breakup. Now though, he’s offering this opportunity to people from all walks of life. Maezawa’s SpaceX mission even has a website called Dear Moon

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According to the website, this will be the first civilian journey to the moon. The passengers will hop on board the rocket developed by Elon Musk’s SpaceX. Maezawa has already purchased all the seats onboard the rocket. So yes, if you’re fortunate enough to be chosen by Maezawa, your journey to the Moon will be free of charge!

Interested? You can register right here on Maezawa’s website. The selection process will require applicants to be screened, submit an assignment, do a final interview, and get a medical check-up. Pre-registration is until 14 March 2021; after registering, you will be sent an email with further instructions. 

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Do you think this adventure to the moon is for you? If it is, we’re praying that the stars above shall shine upon your Dear Moon application. We love to see our TripZilla readers go places — and in this case, to the moon and back!

Facebook feature image credit: Yasuka Maezawa | Official Instagram Page

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Therese Sta. Maria
Therese Sta. Maria

Therese's close friends know that if they haven’t seen her around recently, then she’s probably having an adventure with her luggage and camera in hand. Though she loves staying at home and spending lazy afternoons with friends, there are times when she has to be "away from home to feel at home," — that’s when she’s bitten by the travel bug. See her travels on Instagram @reesstamaria.


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