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Yusaku Maezawa, the entrepreneur who became the first Japanese civilian to travel to the International Space Station in December 2021, attends an event in Tokyo on Monday, showing the capsule in which he returned to Earth from space.

Cosplaying billionaires involved in the the space race are the anti-Right Stuff.

Recreating what the real pioneers like Gagarin and Aldrin did 60 years ago, making a mockery of the so-called capitalist engine of innovation and progress.

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The first Japanese in space - Akiyama Toyohiro - has been almost airbrushed from history in the determination to make it Mohri Mamoru. His company - TBS - paid for him, a journalist to spend 6 days on Mir space station in December 1990, some 20 months before Mohri.

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Millionaire wannabes everywhere..

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He should wear a uniform covered in dots like a Zozo suit.

I still have mine from however many years ago. After measuring myself, I found that the app could only recommend sizes in jeans, white work shirts, and stripey tops. They had nothing else linked to it.

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Must be nice to have enough money to be able to play astronaut. And especially being rich enough for people around to play along as well!

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Must be nice to have enough money to be able to play astronaut

Taking into account the many different ways rich people could waste their money I think indirectly supporting scientific development for space travel is one of the less innocuous.

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@virusrex--less innocuous means less harmless, but I infer your opinion is that him paying for space tourism is more innocuous than buying a megayacht or private plane.

Anyway, it is amazing that a dropout like Maezawa got to this point from his first business trading rare punk music CDs. Guess he found a way to profit from timely trends.

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virusrex--less innocuous means less harmless

yes, sorry for the lapsus, more innocuous.

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The capsule photoed of the Titanic sub that tragically failed earlier this year. Basically "you must be mad if you think I'm getting into that"

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*reminds me

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straight out of the Planet of the Apes

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