Kolkata: Yusaku Maezawa (CEO, Start Today, Inc.) recently announced that 8 crew members and 2 backup crew members have been selected for “dearMoon”, the first all-civilian project to fly around the Moon aboard Starship, a rocket being developed by Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (Headquartered in Hawthorne, California, Founder: Elon Musk, SpaceX, Inc.), says a press release.
The profiles and interview videos of the 8 crew members and 2 backup crew members who passed the selection, interviews, and medical check have now been released.
The 8 crew members from diverse backgrounds will fly around the Moon for approximately 7 days with Maezawa and return to Earth.
Maezawa fulfilled his dream of going to space by staying on the International Space Station (ISS) in December 2021. His next challenge is this “first all-civilian trip around the Moon in the history of mankind”.
The crew members were chosen from among those who had been openly invited from all over the world to join them in this challenge to an unknown world.