The billionaire is also inviting eight artists along with him. It would be the first time a civilian crew has participated in a mission to the moon.
- The billionaire is Yusaku Maezawa, a 42-year-old Japanese entrepreneur who founded the clothing website Zozo.
- Maezawa, SpaceX's first paying passenger, purchased all the open seats on the first-of-its-kind mission.
- Maezawa is calling the mission an art project, dubbed #dearMoon.
- Elon Musk says Maezawa's risky investment in #dearMoon has "done a lot to restore my faith in humanity."
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