Japanese billionaire opens pouch for space

Japanese billionaire opens pouch for space

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa pushed the button to realize his dreams about space. Maezawa will visit the International Space Station (ISS) in December aboard the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft owned by the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos).

American space tourism company Space Adventures said on Thursday that Japanese billionaire Maezawa has begun preparations for a mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

It has been announced that Maezawa and production assistant Yozo Hirano are scheduled to board the Russian Soyuz MS-20 from Baikonur Space Base on December 8, 2021.

It is reported that he will spend between 20 and 40 million dollars on the ISI trip for a 12-day trip accompanied by Russian cosmonaut Aleksander Misurkin.


On the other hand, the Japanese billionaire will participate in the first trip to be organized by the US entrepreneur Elon Musk’s rocket, satellite and space shuttle company SpaceX around Earth’s moon in 2023. Preparing to be the first tourist on the moon, Maezawa announced that she was looking for 8 people to accompany her on her journey.

45-year-old billionaire Maezawa, in his post on Twitter, stated that the American rocket and space shuttle manufacturer SpaceX will cover all the expenses of the “dearMoon” tour to the Moon in 2023.

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