BIGBANG T.O.P will go on a space trip with a Japanese billionaire in 2023

T.O.P (real name Choi Seung Hyun), a member of BIGBANG,  is the first Korean celebrity to travel in space.

According to multiple officials on December 6th, T.O.P was selected as one of eight artists to participate in the space travel project ”#dearMoon”, which is planned by famous Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa. The #dearMoon project is scheduled to be implemented next year (2023).

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Maezawa Yusaku is a billionaire entrepreneur famous for founding the e-commerce company Start Today and Japan’s largest online shopping mall, Zozotown. He is also known as an art collector, and is called “Japan’s Elon Musk” for his unique ideas and unconventional moves. In 2018, it was reported that he will become the first civilian to tour the moon aboard SpaceX’s spacecraft BFR in 2023, drawing public attention.

Along with this, Maezawa Yusaku announced that he would collaborate with eight artists on his space flight as part of an art project titled “#dearMoon”. He especially drew attention by revealing that all travel expenses for the eight selected people will be fully covered. At the same time, he presented two qualification conditions: the possibility of helping humanity and society by growing significantly through space travel, and the ability to “support” the passengers. The spaceflight project is planned to run over six days in 2023.

Yusaku Maezawa

Previously, Maezawa Yusaku revealed his friendship by posting photos of meeting T.O.P and Lee Byung Hun on his SNS in September. Accordingly, attention is being focused on whether T.O.P and Lee Byung Hun would join Maezawa Yusaku’s space travel project, as Lee Byung Hun is not yet confirmed to be joining the project along with T.O.P.

Meanwhile, T.O.P, who made his debut as a member of the group BIGBANG in 2006, left YG Entertainment in February. Declaring to stand alone, he is transforming into a wine entrepreneur and is revealing his current situation. He has yet to make any moves regarding his return to the entertainment industry.

Source: daum

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