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Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is SpaceX's first passenger to fly to moon

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Monday said Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire, is the first passenger to fly around the moon on the company's next generation rocket.

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is SpaceX's first passenger to fly to moon
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Monday said Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire, is the first passenger to fly around the moon on the company's next generation rocket.
A website for the mission went live after the announcement.
Maezawa will attempt to be the first to return to the moon in nearly 50 years, launching aboard a Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) - the rocket SpaceX is developing.
BFR is one step closer to accomplishing Musk's vision of creating a self-sustaining human presence on Mars.
The tourist will fly in the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) being designed to carry people into deep space, the Elon Musk-led company said in a tweet.
Maezawa earned his wealth and fortune by being the founder of online retailers Start Today and Zozotown. "Ever since I was a kid, I have loved the moon," Maezawa was quoted as saying in a CNBC report.
When asked about how much Maezawa paid, Musk told CNBC that he was "not disclosing the amount but he's paying a very significant amount of money."
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