Sunday, June 13, 2021

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to travel to International Space Station

- Advertisement -

Tokyo, May 14, 2021-
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, CEO of Start Today, Ltd., has started preparations for a tour to the International Space Station (ISS).

Space Adventures, a space experiences company, said on Thursday that Maezawa and his production assistant, Yozo Hirano, are planning to get onboard the Russian Soyuz MS-20 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on December 8, reports Xinhua news agency.

The two have successfully passed the required medical examinations for the space trip.

The spaceflight, to be commanded by cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, will last 12 days, the company said.

Maezawa and his crew will receive about three months of spaceflight training in June at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia.

“I’m so curious ‘what’s life like in space’? So, I am planning to find out on my own and share with the world on my YouTube channel,” Maezawa said.

In total, seven self-funded individuals have visited the space station.

Maezawa will be the eighth and the first from Japan to take the tour. (Agency)

Subscribe to YesPunjab Telegram Channel & receive important news updates

- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions

- Advertisement -spot_img

Stay Connected






Kulbhushan Yadav must be transferred to a neutral country – by Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza

On June 11, in a bold move, Pakistans National Assembly managed to pass a bill that would give Kulbhushan Yadav, the Indian national and...

Winning Happiness: a book by TS Chawla – Reviewed by Principal Bahadur Singh

Winning Happiness is a beautiful book on Life Skills from the pen of Mr. T S Chawla, a veteran and renowned journalist having more...

UNGA President might have got it all wrong – by Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza

The President of the United Nation General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, has said that Pakistan needs to ‘work harder to raise the issue (of Kashmir)...


Health & Fitness

Can boredom lead to breaking public-health rules?

Toronto, June 13, 2021 (Yes Punjab) Covid pandemic has brought a drastic change to our lives. It has bound our lives with restrictions, many of which have become heavily politicised. But, people who are more prone to boredom can find it threatening to their identity and are thus more likely to break public-health rules, according to new psychology research. While previous...

Gadgets & Tech

error: Content is protected !!