TOP, a singer and actor, will embark on a brand-new endeavour with the space travel initiative “Dear Moon.”
In 2023, TOP will take part in SpaceX’s “Dear Moon” lunar tourism initiative. SpaceX is an American space travel company founded by Elon Musk. With eight crew members, including T.O.P., the project hopes to be the first commercial mission to the moon.
T.O.P, who hinted at a novel move, said, “It is truly a pleasure to be picked as a member of the “Dear Moon” project team.” I want to feel stimulation and enlightenment,” he said, revealing his motivation for applying.
Then TOP remarked, “Going to the moon doesn’t frighten me in the least. I feel a great sense of pride and responsibility to go to the moon for the first time in Korea and represent my nation. I want to inspire anyone with a dream to believe that anything is possible.
The “Dear Moon” project was started by renowned businessman Yusaku Maezawa, who is also the founder of online market place, Start Today and the largest clothing-focused in Japan, Zojo Town. It is planned to spend around seven days orbiting the moon in a Space X-built spacecraft as part of an art project.
People from all over the world were openly invited to fly to the moon in March of last year, and more than one million people from 249 countries and regions applied for the contest, demonstrating their keen interest. He purchased all 8 seats on the spacecraft and gathered topics.
In particular, Maezawa Yusaku said, “I will select people who I consider to be artists as a crew to join the ‘Dear Moon’ project. They have the potential to grow greatly through space travel and help humanity and society, and who will support the passengers. They present two qualification conditions, “There must be a number of people,” and selects TOP as a suitable crew member, adding to the anticipation for the project to begin in earnest.
Along with TOP, other participants in the “Dear Moon” project include the DJ and producer Steve Aoki, who is well-known for his work with BTS in Korea, the photographers Ryanon Adam and Karim Illya, the choreographer Yemi AD, the musician and YouTuber Tim Dodd, and the documentary filmmaker Brendan. They chose artists from different nations and professions, such as dancer Miyu, actor Dev Josh, snowboarder Caitlyn Farrington, and Hall.