T.O.P of K-pop boy band Big Bang will be traveling to the moon next year, joining the first civilian moon mission led by Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa. The eight crew members flying with Maezawa on the “dearMoon” mission are American DJ Steve Aoki, Indian actor Dev Joshi, American YouTuber Tim Dodd, Czech choreographer Yemi A.D., Irish photographer Rhiannon Adam, British photographer Karim Iliya, American filmmaker Brendan Hall and T.O.P of South Korea, Maezawa announced Friday.
American Olympic snowboarder Kaitlyn Farrington and Japanese dancer Miyu were also selected as two backup crew members.
The project is the first civilian mission to the moon, a weeklong journey to the moon and back on the rocket developed by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, according to the dearMoon website. [TheKoreaHerald]