Russian rocket carrying Japanese tycoon Yusaku Maezawa blasts off from Kazakhstan. Photo: AP
Russian rocket carrying Japanese tycoon Yusaku Maezawa blasts off from Kazakhstan. Photo: AP

What a blast: Russian rocket lifts off carrying Japanese billionaire to ISS

  • Online fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa and his assistant were launched from Russia-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan
  • The 46-year-old billionaire aims to complete 100 tasks while on board, including hosting a badminton tournament in orbit and sharing daily life on YouTube

Topic |   China's space programme
Russian rocket carrying Japanese tycoon Yusaku Maezawa blasts off from Kazakhstan. Photo: AP
Russian rocket carrying Japanese tycoon Yusaku Maezawa blasts off from Kazakhstan. Photo: AP
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