Elon Musk chooses Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has announced the first passenger for the first private SpaceX flight around the Moon to be – beyond a surprise – an insanely rich Japanese fashion designer and founder of Japan’s online fashion mall, Zozotown.


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Now, everyone knew this is going to be some rich guy taking the first seat with an upfront payment because Musk couldn’t possibly acquire that much money to build a cutting edge carbon based spacecraft that is said to cost more than the Holly Grail…

Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will spend 4-5 days on a mission around the Moon and expressed the desire to take with himself a crew solely made of various artists. The mission is scheduled for 2023- 2024 approx. when the SpaceX builds a rocket and makes all the necessary preparations.

In other words the rocket is not going to be ready for a while but Yusaku Maezawa already made a lucrative down payment which is by no surprise a secret to public. Personally I thought, why secret? I mean everyone knows spacecrafts don’t fall from the sky as they are insanely expensive.

I think this is a good choice. A billionaire will help him build a rocket with his investment. Personally I think that guy is very brave ( or a bit nuts and dumb, lol – you have to be) because the complexity of a project gives me a feeling that anything can go wrong and the worst case scenario is not so far from the reality.

If doomed, a loss of a rich person who lived his life to the fullest ( unless you are him) and a few artists ( unless you are them) is not fundamentally important for the advancement, security or evolution of the rest of us. I am just stating the obvious, plus Musk already explained numerous times that the thing get blown, rocket explode and the first ( space) mission (s) ( to Mars) could result in catastrophe.

One of the reasons why this is a so hard to do, is a size of a rocket that is said to be ( partially ??) made of the carbon fibers. The problem is that it is a tacky job, and stuff could easily go wrong. That material is much lighter, and a spacecraft size in that way is not a problem. But, a material is suspect-able to various errors which could be dooming in the space or even during the takeoffs… so an every part of this thing has to be cured perfectly. In short – one very tedious thing to make.

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daan

So weird that a billionaire wants to become basically a test pilot for that rocket. He's not going to be the first one to fly that thing, I hope? 😛

2 months ago
aschatria

I don't know. I hope they go for a test run before the real thing. I could be a giant flop, and a one big roast. Musk said he would probably join in with the crew, but guy was not specific, like for sure joining in.

2 months ago