• Elon Musk just revealed the 'final iteration' of SpaceX's biggest and most powerful rocket ship - take a look

    1 month ago - By Chron

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    HAWTHORNE, California - Elon Musk has finally revealed the person who is paying SpaceX untold millions to have the rocket company launch a private mission around the moon.
    Yasuka Maezawa, or "MZ" as SpaceX's newest benefactor prefers to be called, is a Japanese entrepreneur, art collector, billionaire, and skateboarder who made his fortune in the fashion industry over the past 20 years.
    In 2023, Maezawa hopes to pile six to eight artists inside SpaceX's giant new launch system called BFR, which stands for Big Falcon Rocket (or, as Musk has described it, Big F--ing rocket)...
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  • With Moon as His Muse, Japanese Billionaire Signs Up for SpaceX Voyage

    1 month ago - By NY Times

    Elon Musk shared a stage at a SpaceX factory on Monday night with Yusaku Maezawa, who will make a significant investment in the company's next-generation rocket.
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  • Who's yousuck2020? He's the Billionaire Entrepreneur Elon Musk Is Sending to the Moon, Of Course

    1 month ago - By Fortune

    In a country known for conformity, Yusaku Maezawa has always sought to stand out.
    He skipped college, moved to California to play in a rock band and started his own e-commerce company. After making it big, the 42-year-old started dropping hundreds of millions of dollars on artwork. Now the billionaire founder of Start Today is set to become the first paying passenger to the moon on a SpaceX rocket scheduled to blast off in 2023. It's the latest headline-grabbing project by Maezawa, whose Twitter handle is yousuck2020.
    While Maezawa is relatively unknown outside the archipelago and the art...
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  • Meet Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese musician turned billionaire art collector who's going to be the first person to travel to the moon with SpaceX

    1 month ago - By Chron

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    Elon Musk and his rocket company, SpaceX, revealed on Monday that the first private person to ever fly around the moon will be Japanese entrepreneur and billionaire named Yusaku Maezawa.
    Maezawa revealed that he had purchased all the seats on the first crewed flight of SpaceX's new Big Falcon Rocket that is being designed to colonize Mars, and has decided to select six to eight artists to accompany him on the journey, though they have not yet been selected.
    He says the artists will be part of a project called dearmoon, which will involve them creating work inspired by their lunar...
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  • Japanese Billionaire Will Fly To The Moon With SpaceX, Elon Musk Says

    Japanese Billionaire Will Fly To The Moon With SpaceX, Elon Musk Says

    1 month ago - By Huffington Post

    Yusaka Maezawa has purchased every available seat aboard Musk's first rocket that will travel to the moon. He plans to take artists with him.
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  • Moonstruck Japan tycoon to blast off on 1st SpaceX trip

    1 month ago - By Chron

    TOKYO - The Japanese billionaire who Tesla chief Elon Musk says plans to blast off on the first-ever private commercial space trip aboard the SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket often makes headlines in Japan. The SpaceX mission, set for takeoff in 2023, is just the latest exploit in tycoon Yusaka Maezawa's colorful and ambitious career:
    FASHION BRAND
    Maezawa, 42, is the chief executive of Start Today Co., which he founded in 1998 as a CD sales business when he was still in his 20s. The company pioneered e-commerce in Japan and now runs the popular fashion mall Zozotown, selling various, relatively...
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  • Elon Musk just revealed the 'final iteration' of SpaceX's biggest and most powerful rocket ship - take a look

    Elon Musk just revealed the 'final iteration' of SpaceX's biggest and most powerful rocket ship - take a look

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    HAWTHORNE, California - Elon Musk has finally revealed the person who is paying SpaceX untold millions to have the rocket company fly a private mission around the moon.
    Yasuka Maezawa, or "MZ" as SpaceX 's newest benefactor prefers to be called, is a Japanese entrepreneur, art collector, billionaire, and skateboarder who made his fortune in the fashion industry over the past 20 years.
    In 2023, Maezawa hopes to pile six to eight artists inside SpaceX's giant new launch system called BFR, which stands for Big Falcon Rocket (or, as Musk has described it, Big F--ing rocket).
    Their launch from...
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