Will the first woman to travel to the moon be the winner of a billionaire’s “girlfriend contest”? We really hope not.
On Sunday (Jan. 12), Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, founder of the Japanese online retailer Zozotown and an avid fine art collector, tweeted, “[WANTED!!!] Why not be the ‘first woman’ to travel to the moon? #MZ_looking_for_love,” alongside an image of him with the moon with the caption “come to the moon with me?”
In 2018, Maezawa announced that he and six to eight artists would become the first passengers on SpaceX’s Starship spacecraft, which would fly around the moon without landing. Now, it seems as though the 44-year-old father of two intends for one of those seats to go to the winner of his contest looking for women age 20 or older to apply to be his girlfriend and the “first woman to the moon.”
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