On Monday, Elon Musk revealed that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will become the first private tourist to fly around the moon on SpaceX’s big Falcon rocket.
The amount paid was not disclosed, but Maezawa wants to take six to eight artists from around the world on a week-long trip. The trip is scheduled to take place in 2023.
This story is amazing to me! To think that commercial outer space travel will take place in my lifetime!
Initially, it will only be for the ultra rich. But eventually, over time, it will become less expensive and more accessible.
I don’t know how big the addressable market for space travel is, but it will be interesting to see how things develop.
In the meantime, I will keep you posted on any new opportunities.
Until next time!