Well, it’s like climbing Mount Everest or Mount Fuji, anyone can go as long as they pay.
Businessman Takafumi Horie, a.k.a. Holiemon, posted his personal views on space travel on Twitter.
The Russian spacecraft Soyuz MS-20, with ZOZO founder and Start Today president Yusaku Maezawa aboard, was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan shortly after 4:30 p.m. on December 8 and took off safely.
At 10:40 p.m., it arrived at the International Space Station (ISS). Maezawa is the second Japanese civilian to go to space in 31 years, the first being former TBS employee Toyohiro Akiyama.
After his arrival at the ISS, Maezawa said
I’ve arrived. Space is really here!
I’m so excited. He was able to connect with the Earth and talk with his children.
Meanwhile, Mr. Takafumi Horie has invested in the space venture Interstellar Technologies Corporation (IST), and on July 31 this year, he launched the TENGA rocket, the sixth MOMO observation rocket. Including the previous launch, this is the second time in a row that the rocket has successfully reached outer space.
In the midst of all this, on Twitter, just after Mr. Maezawa took off, a general user wrote
If it weren’t for the Livedoor incident, you would have gone to space by now, wouldn’t you?
In response to the post
I don’t think I would have gone to space.
I don’t think I would have gone to space. I don’t think I would have gone to space.
I’d have to spend a lot of time for that.
Mr. Horie has experienced a rocket failure, so he must understand the difficulty of going into space better than most people, but he doesn’t seem to want to go there himself. However, Mr. Maezawa probably doesn’t feel good about being told that “anyone can go as long as they have money.
There are 100 days of rigorous training and exams. In the first place, Mr. Maezawa and I have spent more than 10 billion yen together, and although they say “if you have the money,” there are few people who can overcome that hurdle.
Mr. Horie later posted a video on his YouTube channel titled “Go to the ISS, Maezawa-san! (Sports reporter). (Sports newspaper reporter) Mr. Horie then went on his own YouTube channel and explained about the spacecraft and other things, mentioning the name of his former lover, Ayame Tsuyoshi, and did not forget to “tease” Mr. Maezawa. Was this a risk pect against Mr. Maezawa, or…?
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