Via Twitter, Musk reveals that Yusaku Maezawa will be the first private citizen to head to the Moon. Maezawa is a Japanese billionaire, he founded Zozotown, Japan's largest online fashion mall. He will bring with him eight artists and cultural figures, including a painter, musician, film director, and fashion designer.
If things go according to plan, the week-long mission may launch in 2023 at the earliest.
Yusaku will be bringing 8 (brave) artists & cultural figures with him on the journey around the moon! https://t.co/PCU23HYTa9— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 18, 2018