He was in space and back! Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa reveals new goal

He was in space and back Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa

One of the billionaires who traveled to space was Yusaku Maezawa, who is known as the 30th richest person in Japan and returned to his country last month after successfully completing a 12-day space journey. At the press conference held in Tokyo, Maezawa made statements about his journey, which the world followed with interest.


Noting that being launched into space is less frightening than riding a rollercoaster and making him obsessed with the Earth, Maezawa said, “You realize its value when you remember that there are winds, smells and seasons on Earth.” Despite this, Maezawa said that he enjoyed the experience of space travel, referring to the world-famous high-speed trains of his country, “During takeoff, I felt like a Shinkansen train was taking off from the station. “I only noticed the launch when I looked out the window,” he said.


Maezawa said that looking at the Earth from space, which he said is a hundred times more beautiful than photographs, gave him other ideas. “After a while, you start to think about world leaders coming together in space,” said Maezawa.
Making a statement about his new goal, Maezawa said, “I want to travel not only up but also down. I’m thinking of going down to the Mariana Trench in the depths of the ocean.”
“I want to continue to face the challenges,” said Maezawa, regarding the dive he wants to dive into the Mariana Trench, the world’s deepest known point. Maezawa said that many details about the new travel destination have been clarified, but that he will not make a statement for now.



Billionaire Maezawa, who came to the fore by selling ZozoTown, the online fashion store he founded, to SoftBank, one of the largest companies in Japan, in 2019, left the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with a Soyuz-2.1a rocket on December 8, at 10:38 a.m. Turkish time. He started space travel. While Maezawa was accompanied by his assistant Yozo Hirano on the 12-day trip, it was publicized that Russian cosmonaut Aleksandır Misurkin also took part in the flight as a crew. Maezawa, who shared his experiences on the International Space Station (ISS) with his social media followers during his journey, had drawn attention by stating that he was looking for 8 people to accompany the Moon journey in 2023 in his previous statements.