Japanese extremely rich person Yusaku Maezawa is searching for eight crewmembers for a mission to the moon.
Maezawa, a questionable business person who recently held a “sweetheart challenge” for a now-old space-bound mission, declared Tuesday (March 2) that his dearMoon project, which means to fly the “principal regular citizen mission to the moon,” as indicated by the venture site, is presently searching for eight crewmembers to travel to and around the moon and back on SpaceX’s Starship space apparatus.
The task was declared in 2018 with the first plan to carry a team of specialists to the moon. In this most recent delivery, Maezawa calls for candidates to make up a team of eight people from around the planet for the week-long lunar excursion.
In the video announcing this call for civilian astronauts, which features heavy rock music and footage of SpaceX’s Starship lifting off, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk voiced his support for the mission, stating “I think we’ll make a real difference.”
“I’m inviting you to join me on this mission. Eight of you from all around the world,” Maezawa said in the video. “The mission will take place two years from now, in 2023. I want people from all kinds of backgrounds to join.”
For those keen on applying to be one of those eight crewmembers, Maezawa didn’t indicate what capabilities are important to be chosen. They are permitting individuals to pre-register for the challenge until March 14 at 9:59 EST (0259 March 15 GMT). From that point forward, the site expresses that “every individual who pre-registers will get an email about the determination interaction.”
Pre-enrollment will be trailed by an underlying screening (which will occur by March 21), an online meeting and a last meeting and clinical screening, which the site states will happen by late May of this current year.