Yusaku Maezawa, the Japanese billionaire, established to become the initial exclusive guest on a SpaceX Starship, is currently seeking a companion to “go to the moon with him.” The 44-year-old Japanese drummer-turned-entrepreneur, that established apparel site Zozotown, has started an unusual mission to find a female companion to require to the moon.
As part of a partnership with Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Maezawa revealed in 2018; he would be going to the moon. As a component of his objective, he bought up six to 8 seats on the business’s next-generation Starship as well as informed reporters he would be asking 6 to eight musicians to head to lunar orbit with him. The job referred to as #dearMoon, is scheduled to introduce in 2023.
Probably one of those seats will undoubtedly be filled up by his new companion.
— Yusaku Maezawa (MZ) 前澤友作 (@yousuck2020) January 12, 2020
The campaign website information a “major matchmaking documentary” called Full Moon Lovers, which will air on Japanese streaming service AbemaTV, and also the application procedure (or casting phone call?) is already open. It appears AbemaTV drives the project.
“As feelings of loneliness and emptiness slowly begin to surge upon me, there’s one thing that I think about: Continuing to love one woman,” wrote Maezawa, in a statement on the site. “When I got the offer to go on this program, I was first taken over by emotions of embarrassment and pride, and I thought about refusing the offer.”
The conditions, according to the web site, suggest Maezawa is seeking “females aged 20 or over” with an “intense individuality” who are “curious about going right into the room.” Also, candidates should “be somebody that wants for world tranquility.”
Responses to the news have been instead mixed.
I want the first woman to go to the moon not because she’s a contestant on some elaborately expensive dating show but because she deserves to experience what all the men have experienced. Because she is a qualified engineer or scientist or simply more than a sexual prospect. https://t.co/5QEPYkqV20
— Shannon Stirone 💀 (@shannonmstirone) January 12, 2020
how about no https://t.co/aNq0gZG2X3
— Simone Giertz (@SimoneGiertz) January 12, 2020
"mom, who was the first woman to travel to the moon?"
"Well, she won a dating contest…"
is *not* the answer I want to give.
Not against the concept in general, but firsts are special. History remembers them. I need this one to be done right. https://t.co/Qz24hYnKqX
— Emily Calandrelli (@TheSpaceGal) January 12, 2020
I would love to see NASA’s plan to put the first woman on the moon wrecked by a horny billionaire https://t.co/cKL8J1GqvB
— Grace Graham✨🌎🌙 (@gracegcracker) January 12, 2020
Just how, precisely, this will certainly all connect in with Maezawa’s #dearMoon project is not clear, and SpaceX did not immediately react to a demand for comment. The #dearMoon task itself has a rather enthusiastic objective of delivering artists– and Maezawa– to orbit in 2023. While Starship prototypes saw some success in test flights last year, there’s still a lengthy means to precede it gets to any passenger-carrying capability.
NASA’s Artemis mission, which prepares to send the first lady to the moon, is scheduled to come down on the lunar surface area in 2024.
Will Maezawa be over the moon, or is the project pure insanity? It doesn’t feel like you’ll need to wait long to learn, with applications shutting on Jan. 17 as well as days with Maezawa happening in February and also March with a rather fast decision being made in March. I’m sure we’ll be able to listen to Full Moon Lovers not long afterward to discover out just exactly how it all dropped.