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Japanese tycoon going on SpaceX rocket says he trusts Musk

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By Yuri Kageyama

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I hope he enjoys his trip. As for Elon Musk, I hope he keeps inventing and inspiring cutting edge technology that makes the world a better place.

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I have a bad feeling about this. He shouldn't have too much faith in Elon Musk's manned spacecraft.

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Enjoy the virtual reality trip. The headache afterwards won’t be much fun.

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I have a bad feeling about this. He shouldn't have too much faith in Elon Musk's manned spacecraft.

Why not?

Enjoy the virtual reality trip. The headache afterwards won’t be much fun.

It's far too early for conspiracy theories.

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What could go wrong?

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Enjoy the virtual reality trip. The headache afterwards won’t be much fun.

https://www.thevintagenews.com/2017/05/28/that-time-when-buzz-aldrin-punches-moon-landing-denier-bart-sibrel/

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What could go wrong?

Do you have that much faith in space travel? It's not like they can call a tow truck if something breaks.

It's a serious risk, even for the professionals, and while I got to give to it the guy for having the cojones to do it, sometimes having money, seems to me anyway, makes some people think that they are immune from getting into accidents or trouble.

This guy runs a very profitable business, and to have a net worth of (reportedly) over $2 billion US, means he as made AT LEAST double that or more (taxes here in Japan) and has a company and employees that depend upon him for THEIR livelihoods.

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He is doing this for the marketing, I have no doubt.

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He's not going anywhere. But he's getting an awful lot of free publicity for Zozotown.

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Hope all will be well and may you enjoy your trip! Btw, I haven't heard of his brand until this news rolled in. 2 birds in 1 stone, marketing and moon booking.

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As for Elon Musk, I hope he keeps inventing and inspiring cutting edge technology that makes the world a better place.

Elon needs to put down the bong.

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Sayonara.

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Elon needs to put down the bong.

Why? Give a reason.

Sometimes having money, seems to me anyway, makes some people think that they are immune from getting into accidents or trouble.

Why stop people from pushing limits. Maybe he has very talented engineers. Do you think noone died when they introduced airplanes in the past?

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"All I want to say is this: Wouldn't the world be a better place if there is peace?" said Maezawa.

Very profound.

Have a nice trip! Just don't take Goriki Ayame with you, I implore you!

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JapaFan

Hopefully, more like 'itterasshai'.

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Have a nice trip! Just don't take Goriki Ayame with you, I implore you!

He knows that sky is the limit if he could pull in a girl like Goriki Ayame.

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Japanese tycoon=Super Racoon millionaire in space with one way ticket in his hand, sayonara!

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I'm all for space exploration, research in space, and use of space for the betterment of mankind.

Tourism though? Nah. What was it the climate meeting said? Twelve years left to change course? Burning huge amounts of energy so that attention seekers can trend on Twitter is wrong.

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Elon needs to get on that DMT lol.

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Musk's stewardship of Tesla and generally poor judgement doesn't inspire confidence. Maezawa doesn't care, it's a platform for free publicity to him and his company, and he likes little better than being the center of attention. He and Musk must have bonded over that.

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Pride cometh before a fall.

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Elon needs to put down the bong.

Elon smoked a blunt with Rogan, not a bong. Elon also commented that he hadn't smoke in a very long time.

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The tech ain’t here yet folks. Nobody is going anywhere. Not a conspiracy theory.... it’s fact.

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Half his luck with the money that hes got why not...he doesn't need the pr for zozotown its doing just fine anyhow...as for Goriki go ahead take her with you...

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Elon smoked a blunt with Rogan, not a bong. Elon also commented that he hadn't smoke in a very long time.

A Charlie Sheen like stunt that cost his shareholders $20/sh.

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maybe

The tech ain’t here yet folks. Nobody is going anywhere. Not a conspiracy theory.... it’s fact.

It was there in 1969.......or was it just a conspiracy?

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A Charlie Sheen like stunt that cost his shareholders $20/sh

This doesn't change the fact that Musk smoked a blunt, not a bong.

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@kaishu

yeah. But they destroyed the tech. Don’t you read anything?

Don Pettit (a NASA astronut) said it himself.

Youtube it.

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This trip is only going to orbit the moon. Maezawa's not going to land and take a walk like U.S. astronauts did 49 years ago? Why not? Too risky for 2018 technology?

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Yep. I’ll bet my right but it doesn’t happen.

Not for another 10-15 years at least.

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One way ticket.

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@Serrano

 Why not? Too risky for 2018 technology?

Moon landing requires twice the weight of a simple orbit.

Hence twice the rocket size required(Or two launches) and three times the cost and complexity.

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This doesn't change the fact that Musk smoked a blunt, not a bong.

So what? Being a bit literal aren't you?

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Challenges the theory of a life of luck and meaningful consequences.

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So what? Being a bit literal aren't you?

Like a direct line between the blunt and the $20/sh drop.

Tesla shares plummeted Friday after two executives announced their departures from the company and video of chief executive Elon Musk smoking marijuana and drinking whiskey on a popular podcast began to circulate on social media.

Those execs bailing had nothing to do with the share drop. It's normal corporate churn.

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Good luck on your trip, Yusaku Maezawa! May God's love be with you.

And those who bash him for playing 'Little Star' on his violin - cool it. He can play it better than you.

And to paraphrase some rock bands he may know:

All you need is love

Hold on tight to your dreams (ELO)

All I have to do is dream

Don't stop believing

Celebrate good times, c'mon!

Get up (Van Halen or REM)

Don't let them ever change your point of view (Rod Stewart)

Don't let the bastards drag you down (U2)

Don't give up (Peter Gabriel)

any more?

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Starpunk

And those who bash him for playing 'Little Star' on his violin - cool it. He can play it better than you.

Yeah. I think a little jealousy is at play by a few here......

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