Japanese space tourists return to Earth after recording life on ISS, World News
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has returned to Earth after spending 12 days on the International Space Station. The 46-year-old fashion mogul and his assistant Yozo Hirano descended on the steppe of Kazakhstan on time.
The three members aboard the Soyuz MS-20 crew ship touched down on Earth today at around 10:13 p.m. ET, completing an 11-day station mission. https://t.co/cHxruGmEfx
– International Space Station (@Space_Station) 20 December 2021
Before Maezawa’s spacecraft exploded, he said, “I would like to look at Earth from space. I would like to have the opportunity to experience weightlessness.
“And I also have a personal expectation: I’m curious about how space is going to change me, how I’m going to change after this space flight.”
It took off aboard a Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome leased by Russia to Kazakhstan.
During his time in space, he made numerous videos, including doing daily chores like brushing his teeth and going to the bathroom.
After landing on earth, he explained how to brush teeth and use the toilet in space. “Peeing is very easy,” he says.
He also showed his disciples how to drink tea properly and sleep in zero gravity.
With this, he became the first private passenger on SpaceX lunar travel.
US company Space Adventures earlier said the cost of space tickets for tourists ranged from $ 50 million to $ 60 million.
Moscow had stopped sending tourists to space after NASA withdrew the space shuttle in 2011. However, NASA bought all of the Soyuz launch seats for $ 90 million per seat.
(With contributions from agencies)