Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese entrepreneur, announced today that ten crew members, including two backups, will join him on the dearMoon mission. The dearMoon crew will be the first humans to launch, fly around the Moon, and return safely to Earth. This crew of artists, content creators, and athletes from all over the world will also travel within 200 kilometers of the lunar surface during their weeklong journey.
Over one million people from 249 countries and regions applied to fly on Starship as part of the dearMoon mission. This flight is an important step toward allowing people who want to travel to space to do so. This crew will inspire everyone back home on Earth by sharing their experiences flying around the Moon, and we look forward to flying them.