Maezawa, a prolific collector of modern art, said he planned to bring six to eight artists with him aboard the BFR, which stands for Big Falcon Rocket. Maezawa will spend about a week on the journey, according to SpaceX, which says the trip will come within up to 125 miles of the Moon's surface before turning around and returning to Earth.
SpaceX is already making headlines around the world for its efforts to make spaceflight more affordable for organizations like NASA as well as private companies, but today the company will announce something truly revolutionary. "That's the intention of BFR, is to make people excited about the future", he said.
These artists will be asked to "see the moon up close and the Earth in full view, and create works that reflect their experience". Musk estimated the total BFR system would cost around $5bn to develop, perhaps as much as $10bn and more than $2bn.
The mission will not involve a lunar landing.
Now the Elon Musk show returned to the sprawling SpaceX headquarters outside Los Angeles, where the company will - whether intentionally or not - provide a prime-time diversion to the troubles surrounding its celebrity chief executive by providing details about its long-anticipated moon shot.
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Musk previously tweeted some updated illustrations of the under-development BFR spacecraft that is expected to carry Maezawa off on the vacation of a lifetime around our lunar neighbor.
The event started with Musk speaking about why the BFR is important and why humans have to go not just to Mars, but also beyond the Solar System as well.
Musk touched on one of his favorite themes, a call for humanity to become a multi-planetary civilization, as he kicked off the announcement.
Shotwell also said the full rocket could reach orbit for the first time in 2020 and possibly deliver cargo to the Moon or Mars in 2022.
The British diver, Vernon Unsworth, sued Musk for defamation on Monday and is seeking more than $75,000.
It'll have forward actuated fins, and rear actuated fins, and it'll be powered by SpaceX's Raptor thrust engine. The rocket dubbed BFR has not been built so any flight presumably is at least several years away.