A Vancouver Artist Hopes To Join Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa In The Trip To The Moon


The first tourist to circle the moon will be on his way around 2023. Michael Markowsky, an artist from Vancouver, claims his training as a painter at -40 C and drawing at nearly the speed of sound can make him the MVP for Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa who will travel to the moon in about 5 years.

“A lot of people can make art standing in a studio, which I have downstairs,” he said.

“It’s a whole other thing to do it while your body is moving and the landscape is moving, and your body is undergoing gravitational pull of several G-forces. I think I’m uniquely poised to do it.”

Markowsky teaches drawing at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and he responded to the billionaire clothing retailer’s announcement that he paid Elon Musk’s Space X an unknown amount of cash to be the first tourist to circle the moon.

The trip to the moon will take place around 2023

The trip to the moon will probably take place around 2023, and Maezawa surprised everyone by saying that he wanted to take five to eight artists with him to the moon.

He is an art collector who set the record price at an auction for an American artist when he paid $110 million back in 2017 for a 1982 painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat.

The New York Times reported that seven people have paid to go to the International Space Station on a Russian Soyuz rocket. It has been estimated that every one of them paid about $35million.

Markowsky said that his desire to go into space dates since he saw SpaceCamp, a 1986 movie about a group of teens at a NASA camp who is accidentally sent into space.

“Space and the moon represent something to people all around the world,” Markowsky said. “No matter how rich or poor we are, we all see the same stars in the sky every night.”

He also said that “I hope that this project will inspire the dreamer within each of us.”


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