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Japanese tycoon heads to cosmodrome ahead of trip to ISS

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Japanese fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa and his production assistant Yozo Hirano bid farewell before heading to Russia-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, from which a rocket is expected to blast off on Wednesday at 0738 GMT. Their journey towards the International Space Station aboard the three-person Soyuz spacecraft piloted by Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin will take just over six hours. Maezawa, a space enthusiast who made his wealth in online fashion, and his assistant will spend 12 days aboard the orbital station. IMAGES

Added on the 08/12/2021 02:30:54 - Copyright : AFPTV - First images

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