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Dec 8, 2021

Japanese Billionaire Launches to the ISS Aboard a Soyuz Rocket

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And he will also be the first space tourist to go to the moon in 2023.

Japanese billionaire and entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa is on his way to the International Space Station (ISS), after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aboard Russia’s Soyuz MS-20 crew ship today, December 8, at 2:38 am ET (07:38 GMT).

“Dream come true,” the entrepreneur tweeted before boarding the three-seat Soyuz spacecraft that would launch him up into orbit. He is joined by Russian cosmonaut and pilot Alexander Misurkin and film producer Yozo Hirano, who will document the expedition for Maezawa’s YouTube channel.

A ‘dream’ mission for Yuzaku Maezawa.

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