What a Japanese billionaire learned during his time in space

Yusaku Maezawa spent $ 80 million to live 12 days on the International Space Station.


Yusaku Maezawa , a fashion mogul in Japan, fulfilled his dream of going into space after living for 12 days on the International Space Station.

During his tour, the billionaire reviewed a manga and even raffle money , but, mainly, he “learned the importance” of the Earth.

“I would like as many people as possible, and as many people with power and influence, to visit space,” Maezawa said at a press conference on Wednesday after his return to the planet .

“They will see Earth differently and treat it completely differently,” he added. Maezawa didn’t seem concerned about the costs that would entail.

Regardless of the expense

Maezawa’s net worth is $ 1.9 billion, according to Forbes. Its space tourism doesn’t end with the ISS, as it is chartering Elon Musk’s first civilian SpaceX flight around the Moon, scheduled for 2023.

While the exact price of the tour is unknown, Maezawa had said that reports that he had spent $ 80 million on his trip were “quite” accurate, Insider previously reported.

Those who criticized billionaires for going to space “are perhaps the ones who have never been to space,” he said.