Big Bang’s Top Millionaire and Space Travel Korea’s First Pride and Responsibility
Singer and actor T.O.P will take on a new challenge with the space travel project “Dear Moon.”
TOP will participate in SpaceX’s lunar tourism project “Dear Moon,” a U.S. space exploration company founded by Elon Musk in 2023. The project will be joined by eight crew members, including the tower, with the aim of flying to the moon for the first time among civilians.
“I’m so honored to be selected as a member of the Dear Moon project crew,” said Top, who predicted an extraordinary move. “I’ve always had great fantasies about the universe and the moon since I was young. “I’m looking forward to personal growth through this project, and I want to feel new stimuli and enlightenment,” he said.
“I’m not afraid to go to the moon at all. “I feel great pride and responsibility to go to the moon for the first time in Korea and represent my country,” he said, adding, “I hope the Dear Moon project will inspire the world and give hope to many people.” “I want to make you feel that anything is possible for anyone with a dream,” he said.
The “Dear Moon” project is part of an art project organized by renowned entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa, founder of Jojo Town, Japan’s largest online shopping mall specializing in clothing, and will fly around the moon in a spacecraft developed by SpaceX for about seven days.
Earlier, he made headlines by buying all eight seats in the spacecraft with the announcement of the project, and in March last year, he openly recruited people around the world to fly to the moon. More than 1 million people from 249 countries and regions applied for the contest, proving their keen interest.
In particular, Yusaku Maezawa said, “I will choose someone who I think is an artist (artist) as a crew member to join the Dear Moon project. It presents two qualifications: “It has the potential to grow significantly through space travel, help humanity and society, and it should be able to support its passengers,” adding to expectations for the project to begin in earnest by selecting the tower as a suitable crew member.
In addition to TOP, DJ and producer Steve Aoki, who made his name known in collaboration with BTS in Korea, photographer Riannon Adam, Karim Ilya, choreographer Yemi A.D., musician and YouTuber Tim Dodd, documentary producer Deb Josh, reserve crew member Snowboarder Caitlyn Farrington, and dancer Miyu were selected for the project