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Apply Now for First Lunar Mission on SpaceX Starship in 2023

The dearMoon Project released a video announcement that it has opened the application process for eight civilians to join a week-long expedition to fly by the Moon on SpaceX’s Starship in 2023. Funded by Japanese Entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa, who explains that he wanted his invitation to reach a broad community and give more people from around the globe the chance to join the journey.

According to Elon Musk, the dearMoon mission will be the first private spaceflight with humans beyond Earth orbit. Yusaku Maezawa is encouraging all who see themselves as artists to apply under these two conditions:

  • Applicants looking to be a dearMoon crew member must demonstrate a potential for individual growth from this mission and ensure their experience brings future value for the world, producing societal contributions that will benefit humankind for generations to come.
  • Applicants must be able to support fellow crew members who have the same potential and vision.

How to sign up for the dearMoon Project:

The selection is launching today and will proceed as follows:

To apply for a seat on Starship as part of the dearMoon Project, please follow this link.

STEP 1: Pre-registration (by March 14th 6:59 AM PST)

STEP 2: Initial Screening (by March 21st 6:59 AM PST)

STEP 3: Assignment

STEP 4: Online Interview

STEP 5: Final Interview and Medical Checkup (Late May 2021)

The first civilian mission to fly by the Moon is planned no earlier than 2023.

In 2018, Japanese Entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa purchased all the seats aboard this rocket. Wishing to give as many talented individuals as possible the opportunity to go, he announced in March 2021 his plans to choose 8 crew members from across the world.

For more information, visit https://dearmoon.earth/.

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