Next month brings the 50th anniversary of Apollo 7, which included the first live television broadcast from space, while December marks 50 years since Apollo 8, which was the first human mission to fly around the moon (without landing)-basically the same route Maezawa and his crew will take. Maezawa explained his intent to bring along five to eight artists on the trip, the paper added, as part of a project to create art in space named Dear Moon. He says the rocket will have to be tested many times before a human passengers are launched.
Musk said two people who know each other approached the company about a weeklong flight to the moon and back.
"He's a very fearless person to do this", Musk said of the Japanese entrepreneur.
In the meantime, Maezawa and Musk have promised to update the public with the latest updates about the Moon mission in the coming years.
Yasaku Maezawa dedicated himself to the Internet fashion industry and is a founding art collector of Tokyo's Contemporary Art Foundation.
'By the way, if you should hear from me please say yes and accept my invitation, ' he said. It's still unclear as to how Maezawa plans to choose these artists.
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Lindsey Graham, who tweeted he was concerned the visit would undermine efforts by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.N. But in August, Defense Secretary James Mattis said the US had no future plans to end the joint military drills.
According to The New York Times, seven people have paid to go to the International Space Station on a Russian Soyuz rocket. He drew attention past year with the purchase of a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting for $110.5 million.
Michael Markowsky said his practice as an artist is all about working in extreme conditions - whether it's painting in -40 C in the far north or travelling at close to twice the speed of sound in a fighter jet.
In announcing the moon flight Mr Musk has stolen a march on his rivals for "space tourist" dollars. He did suggest like maybe that I would join on this trip. It consists of a massive rocket booster that promises to out-power any that has ever been built and a towering spacecraft, nicknamed BFS for Big Falcon Spaceship, that will vault out of the Earth's atmosphere.
Musk estimated it would cost $5bn to build. The company then plans to fly the capsule with a two-person crew in the second quarter of 2019.
The trip was organized by the Virginia-based company Space Adventures, which has since sent several more paying customers on spaceflights.
In 2016 he sold $250 million worth of stock so he could buy more art. He is the first to book a trip as a private passenger with the commercial space company for a voyage that hasn't been attempted since NASA's Apollo missions ended in 1972. Bezos' Blue Origin has been tight-lipped about the price of its tickets, but Reuters reported in July that they could cost in the $200,000 range.