Yusaka Maezawa is a billionaire from Japan who paid SpaceX for a trip around the Moon in 2023.
Now, he also says he wants a single woman to apply so that they can fly together on the mission to the Moon.
Maezawa sold his online fashion company Zozo back in 2019 for $3.7 billion and has recently published his request for female applicants on Twitter.
He wrote ‘Why not be the first woman to travel to the Moon?’
Maezawa Has Several Requirements for His Partner to the Moon
The billionaire stated his requirements on a website in collaboration with the streaming service AbemaTV from Japan for a program called Full Moon Lovers.
He’s looking for a woman who will go to the moon with him and who’ll become his life partner.
According to the website, the applicants need to be single women at the age of 20 or older.
They also need to have a bright personality and be positive, as well as interested in going to space. There’s no need of professional qualifications for the mission.
The potential applicants can apply until tomorrow, January 17, and the selection period will start in late January.
Then, the closer circle of applicants will each go on dates with the billionaire in February and March.
He’ll make a final decision at the end of March.
First Paying Customer to Fly on a Starship Vehicle
In 2018, Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX CEO, announced that Maezawa will be the first paying customer to fly on the upcoming Starship vehicle.
Starship is currently being developed by SpaceX and it’s a big spacecraft that will fly on a rocket called the Super Heavy.
It can take up to 100 people in space, including to Mars and to the Moon.
Maezawa’s flight is planned for 2023 and it is nicknamed Dear Moon. It will include a flight around the moon prior to heading back to earth.
If it’s successful, it will be the first time humans go to the Moon after the Apollo 17 mission that took place in the 70s.
In the beginning, Maezawa planned on inviting 6 to 8 artists to make him company on the mission. But, now, he wants to use the mission as a chance to meet a partner.
Maezawa wrote on the matchmaking website that he’s 44 now and feelings of loneliness and emptiness are beginning to surge so he can’t stop thinking about loving one woman.
Maezawa wants to find a life partner and to ‘shout their love and world peace from outer space.’