Japan billionaire Maezawa: going to space makes you obsessed with Earth

1/8/2022 12:40:00 AM

Japan’s billionaire fashion magnate and art collector Yusaku Maezawa traveled to space for 12 days in December. He said being launched into the cosmos made him obsessed with Earth

Japan’s billionaire fashion magnate and art collector Yusaku Maezawa traveled to space for 12 days in December. He said being launched into the cosmos made him obsessed with Earth

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, newly returned to Japan after a 12-day journey into space last month, said being launched into the cosmos was less scary than riding a rollercoaster and made him obsessed with Earth.

The 46-year-old fashion magnate and art collector in December became the first space tourist on the International Space Station in over a decade, preparation for a more ambitious trip around the moon with Elon Musk's SpaceX planned for 2023.A Russian Angara A5 rocket launches from Plesetsk Cosmodrome on the vehicle’s third demonstration mission on Dec.NaseriN / iStock Every discovery made in space has implications for life on Earth.Charlie Brooker, the creator of Black Mirror, is teaming up again with Netflix and the BBC for a brand new mockumentary about the history of human civilization, Cunk on Earth.

"When you go into space, you become obsessed with the Earth," he told reporters on Friday."You're grateful that it has wind, that it has smells, that it has seasons.The rocket, carrying a dummy payload, reached low Earth orbit, but an upper-stage engine failure prevented it from going higher as planned, according to media reports." Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.It's a valid question, and one without easy answers.com Register One of Japan's more flamboyant public figures, Maezawa regaled his social media followers from space by showing how to make tea in zero gravity and discussing his shortage of fresh underwear.The Persei upper stage of a Russian Angara A5 heavy-lift rocket crashed back to Earth in an uncontrolled fashion today (Jan.On Friday, he said never felt fear in orbit.In a press release, Brooker told the BBC: COLLIDER VIDEO OF THE DAY “I am delighted to be working with Philomena again, even though she is a fictional character who, like me, has never experienced the emotion of ‘delight’ and has only a limited understanding of what constitutes ‘work’.

1/4 Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, who returned to Earth last month after a 12-day journey into space, attends a news conference after returning to Japan, at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan, in Tokyo, Japan January 7, 2022.m.Isolation is an underrated risk during long-term, deep space missions.REUTERS/Issei Kato Read More "At the time of the launch I was able to enjoy the experience," he said."I felt as if it was the start of a Shinkansen (bullet) train from the station, it was so smooth."Persei reentry confirmed: 2108 UTC over 121W 14S in the South [Pacific]," astronomer and satellite tracker Jonathan McDowell, who's based at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics,.I only realised (the launch) when I looked out the window.On a less psychological note, gravity fields, too, are a necessary part of human health." Maezawa, who sold his online fashion business Zozo to SoftBank in 2019, will become the first private passenger on a SpaceX moon trip scheduled for next year and is sifting through "a million" applications for eight artists he has pledged to have join him on the voyage.The fall ended nine days aloft for Persei, which got stranded with a dummy payload during a test flight that launched on Dec.Stop reading.

But gazing at the Earth from space - which he said was "100 times more beautiful than photographs" - gave him other ideas."You begin to think about world leaders getting together in space," he said.Persei apparently dug its own grave, failing to restart as planned for a second engine burn that would have sent it from low Earth orbit to a much higher geostationary perch.Not to mention the immense cosmic radiation in interplanetary space, which can have drastic effects on biological functions."Of course, I'm not a powerful enough person to make it happen.But if it did, the world might be a better place to live.At liftoff, it weighed about 21." Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.Nearly all medical advancements made for deep-space missions have the potential for deeply transformational advancements here on Earth, too.Ali Marlow is also serving as an executive producer for the series.

com Register Reporting by Elaine Lies.5 metric tons) here on Earth, but most of that was propellant.Editing by Gerry Doyle Our Standards: More from Reuters Sign up for our newsletter Subscribe for our daily curated newsletter to receive the latest exclusive Reuters coverage delivered to your inbox.Sign up.5 tons (3."NASA's a really big fan of platform technologies that can go up and serve a whole myriad of functions," said Josh Ruben, CEO of Z3VR, during the event.

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