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Billionaire space tourist Maezawa eyes Mariana Trench trip next

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By Tomohiro OSAKI

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Good for him..good luck

-2 ( +15 / -17 )

Why NOT, and good luck too, wish him well. He is an inspiration for future generations.

-7 ( +12 / -19 )

He is seems to be a sensitive and humble guy (my impression) so I wish him well.

-7 ( +10 / -17 )

Why NOT, and good luck too, wish him well. He is an inspiration for future generations.

In what way? If you are rich enough, money can buy anything?

3 ( +15 / -12 )

He is seems to be a sensitive and humble guy

humble people do not need to have press conferences to announce everything they do

He is just a publicity seeking Kardashian wannabe

8 ( +22 / -14 )

Let's hope it's one way.

2 ( +15 / -13 )

It's not only " MONEY POWER" but also courage to undertake such death defying expeditions.Billionaires are numerous across the Globe but few have " EXTREME SPORTS" as their hobby.More people have been to outer space and the moon than the " MARINA TRENCH". Ahoy!

-4 ( +6 / -10 )

Good for him, enjoy your trip and be safe.. Make more videos !!..

In what way? If you are rich enough, money can buy anything?

humble people do not need to have press conferences to announce everything they do

He is just a publicity seeking Kardashian wannabe

Let's hope it's one way.

How happiness and achieving dreams of some negatively affect others..

-9 ( +4 / -13 )

His money, his hobbies, his life.

1 ( +11 / -10 )

Between all the different things people can use as an excuse to waste money, things that can indirectly support scientific growth are some of the ones I have less problems with. Obviously making a grant to directly support research would have been better, but not as bad as just throwing it away in less productive luxuries.

12 ( +13 / -1 )

sure, it’s his money & his choice, why should anyone even bother when he’s not bothering anyone else… live & let live✌️

-5 ( +3 / -8 )

I don’t have a problem with him spending money on whatever he wants, but I am getting sick of reading these hagiographic articles praising him (and a few other fellow billionaires) for nothing more than engaging in very very expensive hobbies.

13 ( +14 / -1 )

Managed to buy himself a girlfriend yet?

9 ( +12 / -3 )

His money, his hobbies: fine.

Do we need to hear about all the time (do people remember when we wanted to go out in space and round the earth with a girl(friend)?): no.

He's just a rich showoff. Funnily enough after he was back from space last year I was pondering: what's next, the Mariana Trench? Now, I'm already pondering what's next after that, climbing the Himalaya? But there's a little more efforts involved in that one, so not so sure...

10 ( +12 / -2 )

Space and deep sea exploration have always depended upon rich sponsors. In the past these were government funded projects, but now the private sector is venturing into the field.

Would you rather see “Coca Cola” emblazoned on the side of a deep sea submersible, or let a billionaire ride in it.

-9 ( +1 / -10 )

This man has got quite a bucket list I wonder what's next if he survives

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

I'd rather see him doing something meaningful or useful for someone else, giving back to the people and society that made him rich in first place. But it seems like people become rather selfish when they are loaded.

Also, I',m pretty sure that he wouldn't do it if nobody knew about it.

8 ( +11 / -3 )

Would you rather see “Coca Cola” emblazoned on the side of a deep sea submersible, or let a billionaire ride in it.

Yes, I'd rather "Coca Cola" with a deserving person inside.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

Astronauts have said the same things he said for almost 50 years. Nothing new.

We’ll probably hear that the Mariana Trench is very deep.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Billionaire space tourist Maezawa eyes Mariana Trench trip next

I wish you luck!

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

I've thought billionaires were a greedy kind of people. But I have to correct my misunderstanding and misconception about them. They are literally brave adventurers and trailblazers of the unknown. Hail to Maezawa.

Probably, without such a knack of adventurism, no one can become a successful entrepreneur.

-11 ( +1 / -12 )

new appreciation for Earth

In my opinion if he truly has an appreciation for Earth he'd use more of his fortune to fund research on ways to reduce pollution, especially pollution created by his businesses, and finding better ways to reduce his businesses and the planet's reliance on burning huge amounts of the planet's natural resources.

OF COURSE it is his money, but I might consider buying some products his companies sell, if those businesses showed they care about the environment and the health of life on EARTH. How many of the products his companies sell are recyclable, and how much electricity is used by those companies in making and distributing them.

Mr. Maezawa in my opinion is just another me-centric, greed is good creature who does little to improve life on Earth. The far right attack Bill Gates and other super-rich individuals because they have tried, based on their beliefs and research to improve life on the planet, whereas the greed is good rightists laud people like Maezawa for his expensive advertisements for himself. At least he's not a politician seeking office to make himself richer and take from those not as rich, like some of the far right's political heroes in other countries.

7 ( +10 / -3 )

Spend your money, do your thing.

Just stop announcing all of it, keep it to his twitter or whatever he uses.

Or at least make a show about it all.

Until then, no one is interested.

8 ( +10 / -2 )

There is not much point in being rich if you can’t follow your interests. I think it’s great that his interests are not boring and ordinary. Have fun out there!

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

Rich but still hella boring. Clearly going after fame. At least the kardashians are hot and entertaining, even though as morally corrupt as it gets.

2 ( +6 / -4 )

I sincerely appreciate the efforts and risk taken by Maezawa San in space travel. He has proved that people can survive in outer space too. It is a future survival step for humans. Kudos to him.

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

He has proved that people can survive in outer space too.

Newsflash: We knew this for 60 years.

11 ( +12 / -1 )

Why not! Go for it!

Ignore the critics. You took challenges through out your life and succeeded.

Who knows, your trip to Mariana trench will discover something new.

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

The sad and lonely billionaire strikes again. Musk, Cook, Pichai, Zuckerberg, and Bezos still will not invite you to the cool billionaire parties. The respect that you are craving from your peers has never been in your grasp.

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

Journeys of wealthy people into space or into the depths of the ocean

Why not, because they can tell the rest of the world something. No envy should prevent this.

So why not!

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

Well he's certainly going to have an interesting photo-album to show his grandchildren...... here's me having a wash-and-shampoo in the Space Station, and one of me tied to a bed trying to get to sleep, and this one is me peeing in the Mariana Trench !! Man, we sure knew how to have some fun.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

When you put it this way @Martimurano 5:59pm,ZoZo’s Adventures” read like any given day at a ‘Love Hotel’:   

- “...here's me having a wash-and-shampoo in the Space Station, and one of me tied to a bed trying to get to sleep, and this one is me peeing in the Mariana Trench !! Man, we sure knew how to have some fun.” -

Enjoy YOUR money, Maezawa.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

Congratulations and full support to the man.

Go, Maezawa, conquer the galaxy!

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

Pretty sure James Cameron beat him there by over a decade ago.

0 ( +4 / -4 )

Good, He looks like an interesting fellow. Not at all Kartrashian and perhaps only wears LLBean with high-top sneakers to work. Will he need a waterproof trench coat for this next adventure? I have a lovely Burberry one to lend. He must stop-over in Yap to exchange some yen for stone money a better store of wealth these days

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

Amid coronavirus many people suffer financially. Spacecraf soiled earth with CO2", whcih triggers extreme weather to damage many places in the earth already. The guy only make the earth dirty for only his fun no socila contribution.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

I’ve never seen so much jealousy in one place. Upset that someone more fortunate is living the life you could only dream of. Sure he could do other things with his money, but unless your donating 30% or more of your income to those causes, your criticism of him is invalid. I’m glad he’s doing what he wants. Good for him. If you don’t like it, don’t open the article. Simple. Most will downvote this, but the mods are just gonna delete it anyway.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

Yes, I'd rather "Coca Cola" with a deserving person inside.

So an individual who is paying millions of dollars into the project is not “deserving?”

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Billionaires all have their causes.

Before I list some of them I'll say who I like...the ones who take the Pledge to give away their wealth (Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and others I cannot recall right now). Just passing it to their kids is not something I agree with. Let the kids earn their own money.

Bill Gates (and Melinda as well as it is, last I heard, still the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) help with research into Orphan Diseases (ones that get little to no research funding) as well as providing mosquito netting to places that need it.

Paul Allen restored WWII Aircraft (to how they would have been back when they were made which often meant hand tooling/machining parts) and searched for WWII Warships and other historically significant wrecks (an ongoing mission that has been put on hold due to COVID) via the R/V Petrel

Jay Leno has his garage

Oprah Winfrey funded a school in South Africa (does she fun it herself or just the majority of it now)

Some wealthy people buy yachts and planes and second or third homes. Some just accumulate wealth so they get ever richer.

Some wealthy (but not as wealthy as say a millionaire or a billionaire) band together to help groups like the homeless or specifically groups of homeless such as Veterans. Some help bring our WWII POW/MIA people home. Some help in the removal of landmines. Some help preserve Battlefields.

Some just do what I call building monuments to themselves (Arenas, Music Halls for Orchestras or Symphonies, Golf Clubs, other buildings or parks or they refurbish older buildings into apartments that start at $1000 and up a month for rent). NOTE: Where I live we need affordable housing and not places the average person cannot afford

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