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Exclusive: Japanese billionaire to take 'message of peace' to space as first Moon tourist

FRANCE 24 brings you an exclusive interview with Yusaku Maezawa, who will be the first tourist to travel to the Moon. The Japanese entrepreneur and art collector is set to travel on a SpaceX rocket around the Moon as early as 2023. For this historic voyage, Maezawa has decided to take nine artists with him. "My idea was that by taking artists along with me, we would be able to bring a message of peace more easily and spread it around the world in a better way", he told FRANCE 24's Julia Sieger.

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