Japanese businessman to become first private moon tourist
19 Septembre, 2018, 04:40 | Auteur: Therese Cote
"Overall, I think it's a little ridiculous".
Elon Musk is now not the only one with a lot riding on this mission. He lives in Houston and has visited the SpaceX headquarters in California.
On Thursday, Musk tweeted a picture of a Japanese flag. "This will look really epic in person", Musk said.
Maezawa and Musk declined to say how much the lunar trip would cost. Everybody loves to explore, just like we do at Space Center Houston.
Back to the space trip - and this is where it gets interesting. Maezawa will fly on Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s BFR rocket on the trip in 2023, Musk announced on Monday.
The mission is slated to launch as soon as 2023, though Musk said he can't be sure about that timeline yet. He added: "I choose to go to the Moon. with artists!" He is also big in Japan as a rock musician and, most recently, as a high-rolling art collector. A videopresentation about him said he believes art can help usher in world peace. On board the vehicle will be Maezawa as well as six to eight artists he will select through a process yet to be determined. "Please say yes and accept my invitation!" His project is called Dear Moon and he clearly wants some big names.
Nevertheless, Musk said the Japanese billionaire actually chose his company for the Lunar mission, and not the other way around.
"He's a very courageous person to do this", Musk said of the Japanese entrepreneur. The company has grown from its origins as a mail-order music album business, and now makes most of its money through its shopping website Zozotown, which is popular with younger domestic consumers.
Maezawa's other hobby is amassing valuable works of modern art and previous year, he announced the acquisition of a Jean-Michel Basquiat masterpiece worth $110.5million.
Tánaiste to discuss border backstop talks with Barnier
But with time running out for London and Brussels to thrash out a deal, Britain is preparing plans for a no-deal Brexit. And he said his party would "definitely" vote against Chequers when it comes to a vote in the Commons.
The company is still developing the BFR rocket, which will be the successor to SpaceX's oft-used Falcon 9 rocket and its upgraded version, the Falcon Heavy.
Falcon Heavy's maiden flight was shown as part of SpaceX's evolution towards BFR.
SpaceX chief operating officer Gwynne Shotwell has said the BFR's first test flight should take place next year.
"There could be some natural or man made event that ends life as we know it", he said. "And it sounds insane but everything we've ever done has sounded insane to people, both people that love us and people that don't like us so much".
Musk has not revealed how much his "Lunar BFR Mission" will cost in the long run, but Maezawa surely won't have a hard time footing the bill. To date, the Saturn Vs are the only launch vehicles that have carried humans beyond low Earth orbit. Since then, NASA has relied on Russian Federation to ferry astronauts to the space station.
"It's not 100 percent certain that we succeed in getting this to flight [by 2023]", Musk said.
Of course, the craft is very far from completion and Musk has repeatedly set aspirational timelines for its development that never panned out, so this is all more or less conceptual. Taking the enormous personal risk of orbiting the moon as the first private citizen would cement him in history books.
SpaceX had previously announced in 2017 that two then-unnamed passengers had booked passage for a Lunar flyby in a Falcon Heavy rocket that was to launch in 2018. He was a billionaire by his mid-30s, making his fortune in online retailing. These artists will be asked to "see the moon up close and the Earth in full view, and create works that reflect their experience".
While bacteria and other microbes can survive space travel, infections are rare and there are fewer people to transmit the germs.
When the FedEx Cup was introduced back in 2007, there were lots of adjustments made as deficiencies became apparent. That part's a little bit of a bummer but we're just going to see how it unfolds and hopefully it turns out well.
Ford is a professor, so some of Kavanaugh's online defenders made a decision to dig up student reviews of her classes. It is in the best interests of this process to fully air the accusations, with both Ford and Kavanaugh under oath.
On Tuesday, the storm's remnants were continuing to soak the mid-Atlantic region and southern New England with heavy rain. About 509,000 homes and businesses were without electricity on Monday in North and SC and surrounding states.
The presidential couple were in Istanbul on a stop-over from China, where the president was trying to drum up investment. The video quickly went viral, becoming a global trend before it was deleted from Instagram .
Democrats say that Trump and his allies are politicising a law enforcement investigation in order to protect the White House. Questions also continue to swirl around the FBI's alleged abuse of the FISA court to obtain multiple warrants on Page.
With a roster built for the Super Bowl, the Minnesota Vikings were in no position to practice patience with a struggling kicker. With Carlson gone, the Vikings will look to add Dan Bailey , who was released by the Cowboys during the beginning of the month.
Le musicien a également été mis en cause aux États-Unis en 2010, mais les poursuites ont été abandonnées. Une autre jeune femme a affirmé avoir été agressée et frappée par Saad Lamjarred à Casablanca .
Si Tariq Ramadan a, cette fois-ci, admis une relation avec elle, il s'est positionné en victime et s'est même dit "harcelé". La plaignante, une Suissesse convertie à l'islam depuis l'adolescence, avait une quarantaine d'années lors des faits.
As of September 2018, Coca-Cola was in talks with Aurora Cannabis over the production of cannabis-infused beverages. Aurora Cannabis Inc . says it has not signed a deal with respect to any partnership with a drink company.
Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Marcus Rashford will play for Manchester United in Wednesday night's game against Young Boys . The Reds start their UEFA Champions League campaign on a partial 3G astro-turf pitch against the Swiss champions.
Le double, une spécialité française — Coupe Davis
Si les USA gagne, la finale se jouera sur le sol américain, alors qu'une victoire Croate et le match se disputerait en France . Bref, c'est bien pour la France , c'est bien pour cette Coupe Davis qui disparaît, c'est bien pour tout le monde.
Liverpool-PSG (2-1) — Résultat (mi-temps)
Liverpool sera en tout cas un sacré morceau pour des Parisiens pas encore toujours souverain dans le jeu. Mais après tout, si ça peut lui servir pour la suite de la compétition, ce n'est peut-être pas plus mal.
Comment regarder la Ligue des champions ?
Demain, le groupe proposera Manchester City/Lyon (21 h) sur RMC Sport 1 et Real Madrid/AS Roma (21 h) sur RMC Sport 2. Les nouveaux abonnés débourseront 19€ par mois pour accéder à la Ligue des Champions et à la Premier League.