Japanese billionaire Maezawa picks K-pop star T.O.P., DJ Steve Aoki for join SpaceX moon trip

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File-Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa poses with his T-shirt bearing an image of Earth during an interview with Reuters in Tokyo, Japan, March 3, 2021.

TOKYO – Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa on Friday revealed that K-pop star T.O.P. and DJ Steve Aoki will be among the eight crew members he plans to take on a trip around the moon next year, hitching a ride on one of Elon Musk’s SpaceX rockets.

Maezawa bought every seat on the maiden lunar voyage, which has been in the works since 2018 and would follow his trip on a Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) for a 12-day stint last year.