ISS is a new destination for a billionaire.
Yes, you have read it correctly tourist in ISS, and here the ISS is the International Space Station. Did you ever imagine reading or hearing something like this, but yes, it is true? A Japanese entrepreneur, a billionaire, reached the International Space Station for his 12 day trip on Wednesday.
During that time, he will be completing some of his tasks like playing badminton, and he will get his full list ready before traveling to International Space Station.
Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire entrepreneur who went to International Space Station, talked to his family after getting into the spacesuit just before the launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. He will be there in the space station for 12 days, and for those days, he has made a list of about 100 tasks that he has to complete in the space station, like playing badminton in a place with zero gravity.
Imagine playing badminton in zero gravity, where the shuttle will go, and how it will land somewhere. Too much confusion, but this Billionaire planned to do this stuff there in space.
The whole journey will be recorded by another tourist named Yozo Hirano, who got a chance to visit International Space Station to document the Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa; and Alexander Misurkin leads the whole trip he is a cosmonaut from Russia.
Three of them reached the International Space Station onboard a Soyuz MS – 20 that took off from Baikonur cosmodrome situated in Kazakhstan.
Yozo Hirano and Yusaku Maezawa went to the space station as a part of the contract that was signed between Space Adventures and the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos in the year 2019, and it stated the two non-professional astronauts would space fly to the International Space Station and their flight was announced in May.
The Space Adventures company offers bookings regarding the adventures in space and is a private company founded in the year 1997. Not only Space Adventure but there are many companies like Space X, XCOR Aerospace, Virgin Atlantic, Armadillo Aerospace, and even Blue Origin, and the company is owned by Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon. These companies are working to provide the service of space tourism to the people.
Earlier people used to say I want to go to the moon so I will become an astronaut but now you just need to work so hard that you can earn enough to sponsor yourself with a trip to International Space Station.
Among all the companies that offer the space visit, only the Space Adventure company can send their paying customers to the orbital space till now. During the year 2004, Mike Melville, a test pilot, became the first private astronaut to fly beyond the Karman Line, which is considered the edge of space.
Before the Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, Richard Garriott visited the International Space Station and became the sixth person to do so in the year 2008, by spending over $30 million for his 12 days trip on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. He was a billionaire who developed video games.
After this flight, you can say that the Russian space agency resumed its space tourism service after 12 years. The first non-astronaut flight took off in the year 2001 and an American millionaire Dennis Tito was onboard in contract with the Space Adventures company.
Later in the year 2010, the space adventure program was suspended by the space agency. But “Challenge” became the first feature film to be shot in space in October, the movie was directed by Klim Shipenko and the lead role is played by Yulia Peresild and went into space with cosmonaut named Anton Shkaplerov and its spacecraft was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome at Kazakhastan on a Soyuz MS – 19 spacecraft. During their 12 days trip, they shot some segments of the film as an agreement made between Moscow-based media entitles and Roscosmos.
Talking Yusaku Maezawa, is a 46-year-old Japanese Billionaire, he is also the founder of an online retail brand named Zozo Inc. and also he is the founder of the largest online shopping mall in Japan in the year 1998, and in the year 2019, he resigned from the post of CEO and sold most of his stake to Yahoo Japan.
Not only International Space Station but the Japanese Billionaire aims to travel to the moon in 2023 in partnership with the company Space X and as announced by Elon Musk that his company will be sending this Japanese billionaire as their first private customer to the Moon.
He plans to take eight people along with him on the 2023 mission to the moon and his Twitter account already says that first civilian to fly around the moon on Space X’s starship in 2023.
Even you can travel around the moon and also to the International Space Station if you have that much money or else you need to become an astronaut.
edited and proofread by nikita sharma