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Japanese businessman cancels what was scheduled to be the first tourist trip to the moon ‘Dear Moon’

Japanese businessman cancels what was scheduled to be the first tourist trip to the moon ‘Dear Moon’

The flight, which was scheduled to take place aboard Elon Musk’s SpaceX spacecraft, was scheduled to take place in 2023.

Yusaku Maezawathe Japanese businessman who presided over what was to be The first tourist trip to the moonmission cancelled, “Dear Moon”which was scheduled to be joined by DJ Steve Aoki, among other artists, after becoming “unviable” and “uncertain in the short term,” project members confirmed on Monday.

The flight, which was to be on a company spacecraft SpaceX to Elon Muskwhich was scheduled to be held in 2023, but was postponed last November, and finally Maezawa, founder of Japan’s largest online fashion retailer, Zozo (ZozoTown), has made the decision to cancel it.

“A launch in 2023 is no longer possible, and without clear certainty of a short-term timeline, Maezawa A statement published on the “DearMoon” website, which does not intend to provide further details about the cancellation of the trip, said: “We have made, with great regret, the inevitable decision to cancel the project.”

Maezawa posted on his personal account on the social networking site

The plan included artists from different countries around the world with the aim of enhancing creativity and the emergence of new “inspirational” projects during the journey into space, which was to continue. One week.

In a public appeal, from more than a million volunteers, Maezawa selected the task force Eight people Who will become his companions of American, Czech, Korean, Indian, Irish, Japanese and British nationalities.

Those chosen are the aforementioned American DJ and the South Korean musician, the American YouTuber. Tim DoddAmerican director Brendan HallCzech multidisciplinary artist Yummy MIrish photographer Rhiannon Adam And the British Elia cream And the Indian actor Dave De Joshi.

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“To everyone who supported this project and looked forward to this effort, we deeply appreciate and apologize for this outcome. Although “DearMoon” has been cancelled, Maezawa and Crew members will continue to challenge themselves in their respective fields“, they communicated from the project.

“We will maintain our deep respect for SpaceX as it continues to venture into uncharted territories and move on to the next challenge,” the announcement concludes.

The “DearMoon” mission was announced in 2018 And with it, Maezawa aspires to become The first private passenger on a trip to the moon.