Yusaku Maezawa, founder of online fashion retailer Zozo Inc., seeks companions on his trip around the moon. According to the DearMoon Project, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will make a big announcement about space after a meeting with SpaceX owner Elon Musk.
In December of last year, Yusaku Maezawa, founder of online fashion site Zozo Inc., completed a trip to the International Space Station ISS on a Soyuz spacecraft and plans to travel around the moon with Musk's rocket and satellite company SpaceX in 2023.
The 47-year-old entrepreneur tweeted that he had had an online meeting with Musk and can now make a big announcement about space on December 9. The space enthusiast will likely be the first private passenger on a SpaceX moon mission with a week-long fly-by in 2023, as commercial firms including Jeff Bezos Blue Origin usher in a new age of space travel for wealthy clients.
Maezawa founded the online fashion retailer Zozo, which was bought by Softbank Group Corp. s internet business.
Following Maezawa's tweet, shares in Inclusive Inc., which provides space related business utilizing satellite data, went up 11.7 percent to close at 1,171 yen.