Japanese billionaire cancels hunt for lunar love

Date:31 January 2020 Author: Leila Stein Tags:, ,

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has announced he is cancelling his search for a partner to join him on a trip around the moon in 2023.

Maezawa kicked off the search at the beginning of the year, which would be made into a TV show for a web-streaming service. The lucky winner would join him as one of the first private passengers on a voyage offered by Elon Musk’s SpaceX.

By the time it was cancelled, almost 30,000 single women had applied for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. But Maezawa announced on Twitter he cancelled the search for “personal reasons.”

“To think that 27,722 women, with earnest intentions and courage, had used their precious time to apply makes me feel extremely remorseful,” he said.

He will still be taking his trip to the moon but will be flying solo.

Read more: Japanese billionaire seeks lunar love for moon mission

Image: @myglnews/ Twitter


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