Source: 24/7 News
(Hawthorne, CA) -- SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is revealing the identity of its first moon tourist.
In a livestream Monday, Musk says Yusaku Maezawa [[ yoo-SAK-oo may-ZOW-ah ]] will travel around the moon on the Big Falcon Rocket in 2023.
Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire, said he wants to go to the moon because he wants to contribute to world peace.
As part of his #dearMoon project, Maezawa is inviting six to eight artists to go with him on his four to five day journey to the moon in 2023.
He says he hasn't chosen the artists yet, but he plans to recruit top talent to represent the planet.
The 42-year-old Maezawa founded Japan's largest online fashion mall, Zozo, and has a net worth of about three-billion dollars.
Musk said SpaceX didn't choose Maezawa, but rather, Maezawa chose SpaceX.