Britons Rush to Make Private Trip Around the Moon

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is making eight seats on his private trip available to civilians

Britons have jumped at a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly around the Moon after a search was launched to fill eight seats aboard a private lunar expedition after Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa invited civilians to apply for a place on the voyage.

The space trip is set to take place on SpaceX’s Starship no earlier than 2023.

It is expected to take three days to reach the Moon, loop around it, and three days to return to Earth.

There will be between ten and 12 people on board the ship in total.

SpaceX carried out tests on its Starship SN10 rocket on Wednesday (March 3), the same model that will be used for the dearMoon Project.