Japanese Tourists Blast Off to International Space Station

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Maezawa and Hirano became the first tourists in 12 years to fly on the Soyuz to the ISS.
The Russian Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft carrying Japanese space tourists Yusaku Maezawa and Yozo Hirano and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin docked to the ISS on 8 December.
The Japanese tourists are expected to join a scientific programme at the ISS and fulfil the assignments from the list of "100 Things You Want MZ To Do In Space!" They are also going to film everything they do and share it on YouTube.
Check out Sputnik's photo gallery to learn more.
© Sputnik / Maksim Blinov / Go to the mediabankJapanese space tourists, businessman Yusaku Maezawa (L) and his aide Yozo Hirano wave goodbye from a bus that carries them to the launch site at Baikonur cosmodrome, 8 December 2021.
Japanese space tourists, businessman Yusaku Maezawa (L) and his aide Yozo Hirano wave goodbye from a bus that carries them to the launch site at Baikonur cosmodrome, 8 December 2021.  - Sputnik International
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Japanese space tourists, businessman Yusaku Maezawa (L) and his aide Yozo Hirano wave goodbye from a bus that carries them to the launch site at Baikonur cosmodrome, 8 December 2021.
© AFP 2022 / Kirill KudryavtsevA fox looks on in front of the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft mounted on the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on 7 December 2021.
A fox looks on in front of the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft mounted on the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on 7 December 2021.  - Sputnik International
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A fox looks on in front of the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft mounted on the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on 7 December 2021.
© Sputnik / Maksim Blinov / Go to the mediabankMembers of the 20th expedition to the ISS, Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin and two Japanese space tourists, Yusaku Maezawa and Yozo Hirano, wave goodbye from a bus at the Baikonur cosmodrome.
Members of the 20th expedition to the ISS, Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin and two Japanese space tourists, Yusaku Maezawa and Yozo Hirano, wave goodbye from a bus at the Baikonur cosmodrome.  - Sputnik International
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Members of the 20th expedition to the ISS, Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin and two Japanese space tourists, Yusaku Maezawa and Yozo Hirano, wave goodbye from a bus at the Baikonur cosmodrome.
© REUTERS / Shamil ZhumatovWell-wishers hold flags before Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin and space flight participants Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa and his production assistant Yozo Hirano depart for a pre-launch preparation ahead of their launch to the International Space Station (ISS), in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
Well-wishers hold flags before Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin and space flight participants Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa and his production assistant Yozo Hirano depart for a pre-launch preparation ahead of their launch to the International Space Station (ISS), in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. - Sputnik International
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Well-wishers hold flags before Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin and space flight participants Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa and his production assistant Yozo Hirano depart for a pre-launch preparation ahead of their launch to the International Space Station (ISS), in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
© Sputnik / Sergei Savostyanov/POOL / Go to the mediabankRoscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin (C) and space tourists, Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa and his production assistant Yozo Hirano, walk before departing for their launch to the International Space Station (ISS)
Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin (C) and space tourists, Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa and his production assistant Yozo Hirano, walk before departing for their launch to the International Space Station (ISS) - Sputnik International
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Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin (C) and space tourists, Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa and his production assistant Yozo Hirano, walk before departing for their launch to the International Space Station (ISS)
© Sputnik / Maksim Blinov / Go to the mediabankRoscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin (first from below) and space tourists, Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa and his production assistant Yozo Hirano, wave to well-wishers before the launch of the Soyuz-2.1 rocket with the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft to the International Space Station.
Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin (first from below) and space tourists, Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa and his production assistant Yozo Hirano, wave to well-wishers before the launch of the Soyuz-2.1 rocket with the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft to the International Space Station.  - Sputnik International
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Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin (first from below) and space tourists, Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa and his production assistant Yozo Hirano, wave to well-wishers before the launch of the Soyuz-2.1 rocket with the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft to the International Space Station.
© Sputnik / Maksim Blinov / Go to the mediabankJapanese space tourist Yusaku Maezawa waves to the public as he climbs the Soyuz-2.1a rocket before the launch to the ISS.
Japanese space tourist Yusaku Maezawa waves to the public as he climbs the Soyuz-2.1a rocket before the launch to the ISS.  - Sputnik International
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Japanese space tourist Yusaku Maezawa waves to the public as he climbs the Soyuz-2.1a rocket before the launch to the ISS.
© AFP 2022 / Kirill KudryavtsevThe Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft carrying the crew of Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and his production assistant Yozo Hirano blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Moscow-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on 8 December 2021.
The Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft carrying the crew of Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and his production assistant Yozo Hirano blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Moscow-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on 8 December 2021. - Sputnik International
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The Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft carrying the crew of Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and his production assistant Yozo Hirano blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Moscow-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on 8 December 2021.
© AFP 2022 / Kirill KudryavtsevThe Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft carrying the crew of Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and his production assistant Yozo Hirano blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Moscow-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
The Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft carrying the crew of Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and his production assistant Yozo Hirano blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Moscow-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.  - Sputnik International
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The Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft carrying the crew of Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and his production assistant Yozo Hirano blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Moscow-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
© AP Photo / Roscosmos Space Agency In this photo taken from video footage released by the Roscosmos Space Agency, Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, bottom, and spaceflight participant Yusaku Maezawa, of Japan, above, are seen inside the spaceship as the Soyuz-2.1a rocket booster blasts off from the Baikonur cosmodrome.
In this photo taken from video footage released by the Roscosmos Space Agency, Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, bottom, and spaceflight participant Yusaku Maezawa, of Japan, above, are seen inside the spaceship as the Soyuz-2.1a rocket booster blasts off from the Baikonur cosmodrome.  - Sputnik International
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In this photo taken from video footage released by the Roscosmos Space Agency, Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, bottom, and spaceflight participant Yusaku Maezawa, of Japan, above, are seen inside the spaceship as the Soyuz-2.1a rocket booster blasts off from the Baikonur cosmodrome.
© Sputnik / Maksim Blinov / Go to the mediabankThe launch of a Soyuz-2.1a rocket with a Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft
The launch of a Soyuz-2.1a rocket with a Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft - Sputnik International
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The launch of a Soyuz-2.1a rocket with a Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft
© REUTERS / Shamil ZhumatovColumn of smoke seen in the sky after the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft carrying Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, space flight participant Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa and his production assistant Yozo Hirano, blasted off to the International Space Station.
Column of smoke seen in the sky after the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft carrying Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, space flight participant Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa and his production assistant Yozo Hirano, blasted off to the International Space Station. - Sputnik International
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Column of smoke seen in the sky after the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft carrying Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, space flight participant Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa and his production assistant Yozo Hirano, blasted off to the International Space Station.
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