The SpaceX moon mission will be broadcast worldwide in VR

It's the next best thing to being there.

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Even if Elon Musk and SpaceX didn't choose you as one of the eight lucky artists who will be making their way to the moon in 2023, there's still hope. You can livestream the mission in real time in VR, Musk himself confirmed on Twitter. The eccentric Musk stated that "it'll feel like you're there in real-time minus a few seconds for speed of light." That's good news for anyone who was really feeling as though they were missing out by not being there in person.

Musk also stated that he believes the SpaceX Starlink satellite will be up and running by the time the moon mission blasts off which is good news for anyone looking to keep up with the ambitious project itself. It's currently planned for 2023, and will be utilizing the SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket. The Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa bought all the tickets you could purchase for the flight, and will be inviting six to eight different artists to join him on the flight, who he hasn't disclosed the names of just yet.

It's crazy to think that we've reached a point in our lives that we're finally exploring more space travel thanks to Musk, but here we are. Imagine orbiting the moon! We can't wait to see it all go down in VR.

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