SpaceX moon passenger to invite artists on journey

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa says he will invite six to eight artists, architects, designers and other creative people on a weeklong journey to circumnavigate the moon.

Maezawa said Monday that the SpaceX BFR rocket will make the trip in 2023.

The 42-year-old entrepreneur says he wants his guests to be inspired to create once they return to Earth.

He appeared at an event Monday at SpaceX headquarters near Los Angeles.

SpaceX founder Elon Musk says the BFR is still in development. The reusable 118-meter rocket will have its own dedicated passenger ship.

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