The company SpaceX has announced the name of the first space tourists that will fly on the new super-heavy rocket Big Falcon Rocket. They became the Japanese fashion designer and connoisseur of art Yusaku of Maezawa.
State of Maezawa is estimated at nearly $ 3 billion. And some of that money will be a “significant material contribution to the development of a rocket,” said Elon Musk.
Hanging out with @yousuck2020 before the @SpaceX moon mission announcement pic.twitter.com/RTOwutzMtG
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 18, 2018
By the way, the Japanese billionaire has bought all the seats in the rocket. “In 2023 as the owner of the flight I am inviting six to eight artists to join me in flight to the moon,” said Maezawa. He believes that mission is to help these individuals to create something truly inspiring.
During the flight, space tourists will fly at a distance of 200 kilometers from the surface of the moon. The journey will last about a week, it is scheduled to start in 2023.
In addition, SpaceX has published a new image Big Falcon Rocket. The overall length of the vehicle together with the carrier rocket will be 118 meters, payload of 100 tons.
In the rear of the ship Big Falcon Spaceship will be established seven Raptor engines, will also provide room for cargo. All in all, the ship will accommodate up to 100 people.