It's unclear how much Maezawa paid for the seats. Maezawa will spend about a week on the journey, according to SpaceX, which says the trip will come within up to 125 miles of the Moon's surface before turning around and returning to Earth.
'This is my lifelong dream'.
Maezawa's other hobby is amassing valuable works of modern art and a year ago, he announced the acquisition of a Jean-Michel Basquiat masterpiece worth $110.5million.
He has not decided which artists to invite, but will be reaching out to painters, sculptors, film directors, architects, fashion designers and others.
Maezawa announced on Monday that he plans to select six to eight artists to accompany him on his journey around the moon. "These masterpieces will continue to inspire all of us".
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Then he finished his speech, saying, "Thank you to the Academy!" "I didn't ask yet", Weiss said before inviting Svendsen onstage. An Emmy-award victor provided a showstopping moment by proposing marriage during his acceptance speech.
Maezawa's project will be called Dear Moon.
He will become the first non-American to orbit the moon. He has accused, without proof, one of the cave divers who participated in the rescue of a Thai youth football team of being a paedophile.
'He stepped forward, ' Musk added.
The amount Maezawa is paying for the trip was not disclosed, however, Musk said the businessman outlaid a significant deposit and will have a material impact on the cost of developing the BFR.
"To be clear: This is risky", the billionaire explained. This is no walk in the park, ' Musk cautioned. When you're pushing the frontier, it's not a sure thing. There is a chance something could go wrong'. Aerospace experts who follow Musk and SpaceX's activities suggest there could be more iterations before the company's first lunar voyage lifts off the launch pad. He had said that the trip would happen this year.
Musk laid out his first design for the mammoth two-stage BFR in 2016 at the International Astronautical Congress in Mexico, and refined it for the 2017 IAC meeting in Australia. 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.
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Chung wants to see Samsung hit with a restraining order to prevent further sales of the Note 9, and is also seeking damages. The incident alleged in Chung's lawsuit is reminiscent of the Galaxy Note 7 nightmare Samsung experienced two years ago.
Instead, Musk said, SpaceX would turn its focus to developing the BFR, which he deemed a better option for tourism missions.
NASA has also hired SpaceX and Boeing to develop commercial space trips from the US.
Now the Elon Musk show returned to the sprawling SpaceX headquarters outside Los Angeles, where the company will - whether intentionally or not - provide a prime-time diversion to the troubles surrounding its celebrity chief executive by providing details about its long-anticipated moon shot. "But we're going to do everything humanly possible to bring it to flight as fast as we can and as safely as we can".
Besides running SpaceX and Tesla, Musk has also invested in the solar energy company SolarCity to turn his vision of a solar-powered future into a reality.
Last week, video of him smoking marijuana during a podcast appearance sent Tesla shares tumbling.
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Musk and engineers from his company, SpaceX , had created a small submarine to help with the rescue. Musk in July called Unsworth a "pedo" after Unsworth criticized Musk in a television interview.