SpaceX's first private passenger says others might join him in trip around moon

Published on 9 Oct 2018 7:40:13 PM

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, the man chosen to be SpaceX's first private passenger, said on Tuesday that he would like others to join him on his trip around the moon, though he had yet to extend any invitations.
Maezawa had earlier indicated he would invite six to eight artists to join him on the lunar flyby. Only 24 astronauts have flown beyond Earth's protective magnetic shield, in missions spanning a four-year period from December 1968 to December 1972.