Elon Musk’s SpaceX has shortlisted a Nigerian artistic artist, Yemi Akinyemi-Dele for a scheduled journey to the moon.
He’s among the many first 20 shortlisted candidates for the journey.
NAN stories that the Japanese billionaire, Yusaku Maezawa, had introduced on March 2 that he would select eight members of the general public to hitch him on the journey.
Maezawa’s mission, tagged “Expensive Moon,” is scheduled to fly on SpaceX’s Starship rocket in 2023.
The pricey moon undertaking is a mission organised by Elon Musk’s SpaceX and funded by the billionaire and founding father of E-Store in Zozo city with a passionate love for artistic artists.
The area mission undertaking, which was open for artistic artwork individuals, attracted over a million functions throughout 249 nations world wide out of which solely 20 had been shortlisted and Yemi made the listing to the ultimate.
The 20 shortlisted names would additional be scrutinised with solely eight chosen for the mission to the moon.
With this improvement, Akinyemi-Dele, whose father hails from Lagos State and his mom from the Czech Republic, would want the help and prayers of all Nigerians for him to be among the many eight that may be chosen for the Starship rocket mission with Maezawa in 2023.
The SpaceX Moon Venture is the primary within the sequence and it’s anticipated that if Akinyemi-Dele is chosen, he’ll create historical past by representing Nigeria and Czech Republic on the mission undertaking.