Maezawa will fly on Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s BFR rocket on the trip in 2023, Musk announced Monday.
And the 2023 date, by the way, is far from set in stone; a lot of development and testing work will have to go well for SpaceX to hit that target, Musk said.
He said that Maezawa came to SpaceX with the idea for the group flight.
"These are all artists that I adore, but sadly they are no longer with us", he said.
Maezawa, 42, will be the first lunar traveller since the last US Apollo mission in 1972. In May 2017, Maezawa posted on Instagram a series of photos of himself alongside the work, writing, "When I first encountered this painting, I was struck with so much excitement and gratitude for my love of art".
"I did not want to have such a fantastic experience by myself, that would be a little lonely", he said.
"If you hear from me, please say yes", the Japanese tycoon pleaded.
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A year later, he paid more than $110 million auction for another piece by the same artist.
The artists Maezawa plans to take on his voyage to the moon have not been named. Maybe I would join on this trip, I don't know.
The tourism announcement comes as the company is racing to meet a tight deadline to start flying astronauts to and from the International Space Station aboard its workhorse Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft.
He added that he anticipates SpaceX's Starlink satellite system to be operational by then, which he said should aid in the broadcast, particularly when the moon is between the Earth and the spaceship.
The flight will be a significant test of the 348-foot-tall rocket system that SpaceX hopes to use to fly 100 colonists at a time to Mars.
The latest blueprints mark the final major redesign of the rocket, whose development is expected to cost roughly $5 billion, according to Musk.
The flight will be made aboard the Big Falcon Spaceship (BFS). If all had gone according to schedule, SpaceX would now be gearing up for its first lunar flight, fulfilling its pledge early a year ago to launch a pair of tourists "faster and farther into the solar system than any before them".
SpaceX gave no details of the flight but said it would be "an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space". He is an avid art collector, and in 2016 he spent $80 million on paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Pablo Picasso, two artists he cited as inspirations during Monday's event.
The trip was organized by the Virginia-based company Space Adventures, which has since sent several more paying customers on spaceflights. Bezos' Blue Origin has been tight-lipped about the price of its tickets, but Reuters reported in July that they could cost in the $200,000 range.
After the talks, the two leaders will watch a mass gymnastics and artistic performance "The Glorious Country" in the evening. Moon, who was instrumental in brokering that meeting, is hoping to play the role of a mediator again this week.
If there is credible evidence that Kavanaugh committed a crime, the American people deserve to know and Ford deserves justice. Ford has alleged that while at a party during their high school years, Kavanaugh pushed her into a bedroom and assaulted her.
On September 20, a majority of Americans will receive a text message with the header "Presidential Alert ". In the event of severe weather or any other emergency, the backup date for the test will be October 3.
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Henderson is eager to make the most of playing in the best Liverpool team in years by bringing silverware to Anfield this season. PSG threw numbers forward in search of an equaliser but the likes of Neymar and Mbappe were struggling to carve out chances.
Sarri's arrival (the worst kept secret in footballing history), and his playing style seems to have endeared Chelsea's no.10. If he manages to keep the intensity (and the happiness) going, we should be in for a "Hazard special" this season.
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Richardson says the women were being transported from a hospital in Horry County to medical facilities in Florence and Darlington. South Carolina's Department of Transportation ( SCDOT ) ordered Interstate 95 in Florence County closed at around 6:00 p.m.
Of the Republican senators who expressed concern over proceeding to confirm the judge without hearing from Ford, including Sen. Kavanaugh and Ford have been asked to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.
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