Japanese billionaire seeks 8 crewmembers for moon-bound mission on SpaceX’s Starship

March 2, 2021, the dearMoon contest called for applicants to make up its eight-person crew.  (Image credit: dearMoon/SpaceX)

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is looking for eight crewmembers for a mission to the moon.

Maezawa, a controversial entrepreneur who previously held a “girlfriend contest” for a now-defunct space-bound mission, announced Tuesday (March 2) that his dearMoon project, which aims to fly the “first civilian mission to the moon,” according to the project website, is now looking for eight crewmembers to fly to and around the moon and back on SpaceX’s Starship spacecraft. 

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