Spacex invites first passenger to moon

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PREPARE FOR LAUNCH. Humans have not made contact with the moon for almost fifty years. Spirits were high when Ohioan astronaut Neil Armstrong first stepped on the moon, in the name of America and humanity. “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” Armstrong said as he made first contact with the moon.

The moon has not been orbited by humanity since 1968. The feat was about fifty years ago on Christmas Eve by the shuttle Apollo 8 and three American astronauts.

The company SpaceX, run by Elon Musk, looks to replicate this accomplishment in the year 2023 by circumnavigating the lunar entity once more. This time they have asked others to join them in their journey.

SpaceX announced its first tourist Mon., Sept. 9 at a conference near Los Angeles.

“We are honored that he’s choosing us—we’re not choosing him,” Musk said.

The man’s name is Yusaku Maezawa, and he founded Japan’s most profitable retail website. He is one of the richest men in Japan and likes to involve himself in many forms of art.

“I wish to create amazing works of art for humankind,” Maezawa said.

Maezawa says he plans to invite six other artistic individuals along with him on the journey.

“I think it really comes down to if you have the money. If you do I don’t see why not,” said Sean Weber, 11.

Bringing non-astronauts into space is also a good way to involve the people who, in the end, are really the ones being affected and impacted with the of research.

“I would encourage any entrepreneur to chase their passion and I think it’s an awesome thing he’s doing,” said Ms. Beth Quinones, a science teacher at SHS.