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Japanese Billionaire Recruiting 8 Crew Members for 2023 Trip Around the Moon

Eight crew members wanted! Join Yusaku Maezawa on the journey to the Moon! ▼dearMoon official website​ “dearMoon” – the first civilian lunar orbital mission – is planned to lift off in 2023. Two years after the press conference that drew international attention, MZ has a big update to share. The video also contains a special message from SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk.

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  • March 2, 2021
Private Space Missions Multiplying Like Rabbits
Crew Dragon docked at the International Space Station. (Credit: NASA webcast)

by Douglas Messier
Managing Editor

With the spate of announcements about private space missions over the past year, it’s easy to lose track of the who, what, where, when, why and how of the flights.

As a public service, Parabolic Arc has collected information about all five of the announced missions.

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  • February 6, 2021
Video: Space Adventures Circumlunar Tourism Flight Slips Another Year

Space Adventures CEO Eric Anderson gives an update on his company’s plans for commercial circum-lunar flights. Actually, the only real updates are that the flight has slipped from late 2015 to early 2017 since their last estimate in May, and that they still haven’t sold the second $150 million ticket they need to make the flight possible (but they’re close). They also want to launch it in time for the […]

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  • February 1, 2012
Jeff Manber: Hire Capt. Kirk as Space Adventures’ Spokesman

Jeff Manber isn’t very impressed with Space Adventures’ plan to send humans around the moon. He’s skeptical about whether the company has actually sold a $150 million ticket, thinks their promo video has crappy production values, and says they should hire James Tiberius Priceline (William Shatner) as a spokesman. He also questions the wisdom of spending $150 million to be a guinea pig on Russia’s first ever lunar human flight. (A good question, actually.)


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  • January 30, 2011