Japanese Billionaire Launched in Russian Rocket to…

A Russian Suyuz rocket with a Japanese billionaire on board took off for the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday from the Baykonur cosmodrome, the launch site in Kazakhstan. The space journey heralds the return of Russian space tourism. Yusaku Maezawa (46), who made a fortune from online fashion, took off at 8.38 am along with his assistant Yozo Hirano and Russian cosmonaut Aleksandr Misurkin. The two Japanese tourists will spend 12 days in the Russian section of the space station. "I'm very interested in what it's like to be in space. So I plan to find out in person and share my impressions with the world on my YouTube…

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