SpaceX’s ambition has never failed to surprise its investors, whether its coming up with landing spacecrafts or taking a Tesla Roadster to space. However as recently announced at SpaceX’s headquarters, Yusaku Maezawa, a 42-year-old Japanese retail entrepreneur and art collector, plans to pay for a ride on the Big Falcon Ship to the moon and back.
The week-long journey will be accompanied by companions that were claimed to be half a dozen of artists. His initiative is for these artists to visit the moon and come up with artworks based on what they had seen/felt. Since the few people that have been to the moon were professionals in their field and haven’t necessary shared their experience with the rest of humanity, Maezawa claims to reach humanity with something as close to us as the moon.
Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, claimed that the whole project will cost about $10 billion, but costs could vary since the project is predicted to happen in 2023. Press regarding the security of the expedition have been raised, however Musk has assured that the idea is crazy and that it will be difficult. Although there will be risks Musk plans to minimize these risks with unmanned expeditions and extensive testing. Hopefully in 2023 we will be able to say that we sent humans to appreciate the moon in a way that for millennia we weren’t able to do.