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Musicians, YouTuber announced as crew in first civilian lunar tourist trip

Tokyo, Dec 9 (EFE).- DJ Steve Aoki, K-pop star Choi Seung-hyun (aka TOP) and YouTuber Tim Dodd are some of the crew announced Friday for the 2023 “dearMoon project” first civilian lunar tourist trip, led by Japanese fashion mogul Yusaku Maezawa.

More than a million people around the world applied to be part of the moon mission crew, which has eight members and two reserves, in addition to the entrepreneur who hopes that the experience will enhance the crew members’ creative abilities and they will be able to transfer their experiences into their creations.

In 2018 Maezawa bought all seats on the mission, which consists of a week-long trip around the moon aboard a SpaceX rocket.

“I’m very thrilled to have these amazing people join me on my journey to the moon and excited to see what inspiring creations they come up with in space,” Maezawa said in the announcement Friday.

In addition to the Americans Aoki and Dodd (better known as Everyday Astronaut) and the South Korean TOP, other members are Irish photographic artist Rhiannon Adam, British photographer and filmmaker Karim Ilia, American documentary filmmaker Brendan Hall, Czech creative Yemi A.D. and Indian actor Dev D. Joshi.

US Olympic snowboarding gold medalist Kaitlyn Farrington and Japanese dancer Miyu are in reserve in case any of the eight main crew members are unable to travel.

Maezawa had invited people who see themselves as artists to apply for the lunar mission scheduled for March.

The collector of records and modern art is known for his eccentricity, such as giving away money through social media networks and extravagant projects. EFE


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