Elon Musk announced the first paying passenger Yusaku Meazawa, aboard a SpaceX rocket going to the moon.
The 42-year-old billionaire and founder of the largest Japanese online clothing retailer, Zozotown, will not be landing on the moon, but will fly around it. The mission is set for 2023.
Meazawa said he plans to bring between six and eight artists along with him–the idea being that they’ll be inspired to share the trip with people on Earth, in a better way as everyone could not. Musk said Maezawa, whose estimated net worth is $3 billion, is paying a significant amount for the 4 to 5-day trip, but didn’t disclose the exact amount. But, he said he’s already made a substantial down payment on the flight, and that the cost will balance the cost to SpaceX to make it happen.