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.
Due to personal reasons, I have informed AbemaTV yesterday with my decision to no longer participate in the matchmaking documentary, hence requested for the cancellation of the show.
— Yusaku Maezawa (MZ) 前澤友作 (@yousuck2020) January 30, 2020
He will still be taking his trip to the moon but will be flying solo.
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