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SpaceX, The Moon

Yusaku Maezawa’s #dearMoon Project Aims For Lunar Art

Yusaku Maezawa, the world’s first private lunar passenger, wants to share the experience with all of humanity in a truly unique way; through they eyes and ears of select artists.

“I did not want to have such a fantastic experience by myself/ That would be a little lonely. I don’t like being alone, so I want to share these experiences and things with as many people as possible, so that is why I choose to go to the moon with artists!” said Maezawa during the announcement press conference.

A short video screened at the beginning of the #dearMoon announcement Sept. 17 included this vision of a violinist performing in space.
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Maezawa, an eccentric billionaire, is also a seasoned art collector who during the press conference spoke about being inspired by the likes of Jean-Michel Basquiat, John Lennon and Coco Chanel.

The project is being welcomed by the scientific community, in an interview with Space.com, former NASA astronaut Nicole Stott goes on to say that “The thing that makes me happiest about this is it’s bringing together space and art, which I think are just two naturally complimentary things,”.

Learn more about the #dearMoon project below.

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Lauren Webber
Lauren studies astronomy and physics at NYU.