Steve Aoki joins crew for first all-civilian mission to the Moon
“Since I was a little child I was dreaming of going to the moon"
Steve Aoki has joined the crew for the first all-civilian mission to the Moon.
The week-long mission is scheduled to fly next year on a rocket developed by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company and will mark the first private, all-civilian trip around the Moon.
Musk and Japanese multi-billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, who reportedly bought every seat on the shuttle, first announced the trip in 2018, and Maezawa put out an open call last year.
Aoki is among the eight newly announced passengers that also includes K-pop rapper Choi Seung Hyun, aka T.O.P from the South Korean boy band BIGBANG, Irish photographic artist Rhiannon Adam, and British photographer Karim Iliya.
“Since I was a little child I was dreaming of going to the moon. It's becoming more and more real every day. Still hard to believe but very excited and grateful for this amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. To the moon!”, said Aoki.
Speaking about the project, Maezawa said: “I'm very thrilled to have these amazing people join me on my journey to the moon and excited to see what inspiring creations they come up with in space".
Watch the announcement video of the dearMoon project and Steve Aoki’s introducing video below. Find out more abou the dearMoon project here.
Aoki released his seventh studio album, ‘HiROQUEST’ in September. Split across five chapters, the 26-track follow-up to 2020's 'Neon Future IV' features an array of contributors, including Taking Back Sunday, Kane Brown, Mod Sun, PnB Rock, Georgia Ku, Bryce Vine, Santa Fe Klan, Lil Xan, Goody Grace, and more.