Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, plans on sending people to the moon for a visit of a lifetime. While SpaceX has its eyes set on Mars, Elon Musk wants to send tourists to the moon for us to experience what its like to see the Earth from a distance.
While this event is projected to take place in 2023 according to the controversial interview on the Joe Rogan podcast, Elon Musk plans on livestreaming this event in “high def VR.”
Moon mission will be livestreamed in high def VR, so it’ll feel like you’re there in real-time minus a few seconds for speed of light
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 18, 2018
The tour to the moon is expected to cost nearly $5 billion USD which is quite a large sum of money for a visit to the moon. The tourists will have to travel around 238,900 miles in space to reach their destination. Elon Musk in in the midst of creating a special spacecraft for this mission which was highlighted on the recent livestream.
On the illustration above, you can see the basic steps that SpaceX will take for this mission. This will happen across 4 to 5 days and they will not land on the Moon itself. Rather, they will fly around its orbit and come back to Earth.
One of the lucky individuals that will be able to go on this tour trip will be a famous Japanese billionaire by the name of Yusaku Maezawa. He will be taking various artists on this trip with him for an art project called #dearMoon. “Finally, I can tell you that I choose to go to the Moon! I choose to go to the moon with artists!” said Maezawa.
For us regular folks we will be able to enjoy things in virtual reality from Earth.