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In an announcement Monday evening, SpaceX founder Elon Musk released the name of the first space tourist to orbit the moon.

Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa will ride in the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) with guests he chooses, and will make the first manned visit to the moon since Apollo 17 in 1972.

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Maezawa plans to host a group of artists aboard the rocket when the project takes off in 2023.

Musk would not reveal how much Yusaku Maezawa is paying for this opportunity.

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