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The latest news to come out of SpaceX is out of this world. Literally. Elon Musk announced who the first person to fly to the moon will be and it’s no surprise that it’s a random billionaire. But not only will he be the first paying customer on the BFR rocket, he’s the only paying customer. That’s right, people, because when you’re that rich, you buy all the seats on the groundbreaking flight.

And it’s not like Yusaku Maezawa wants experience this alone or with his loved ones; the Japanese billionaire who founded the country’s largest online fashion mall, Zozotown, and is an avid art collector wants to go to the moon with artists.

“This is my lifelong dream,” Maezawa began during the press conference. “Ever since I was a kid I have a loved the moon, just staring at the moon fueled my imagination.”

And he wants to share the experience with others in hopes of providing inspiration.

“I choose to go to the moon with artists!” Maezawa continued. “I choose to invite artists from all around the world on my journey.”

“I love art and I look forward to seeing what different artists working together [can] bring to life,” he added.

For the trip, which Maezawa is calling #DearMoon and is scheduled for some time in 2023, the billionaire intends to bring six to eight artists with him to create work that “reflects their experience,” which they will bring back to Earth.

Maezawa has yet to decide which artists he plans to invite but intends to reach out to various artists in different fields, including a painter, sculptor, photographer, musician, film director, dancer, fashion designer, novelist and architect. Maezawa made headlines in 2017 after he bought a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting for $110 million, the highest price for a piece of artwork by an American artist. So if your work resembles Basquiat’s you might stand a chance of flying to the moon.

In any case, Maezawa describes his hopes for the trip as “an all-inspiring global universal art project.” Mind-boggling? Sure. But it also sounds like a beautiful thing.