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May 30, 2023

‘Peeing is very easy’: Japanese billionaire returns to Earth after documenting life on ISS

Yusaku Maezawa spent 12 days at the space station, marking Russia’s return to space tourism after a decade-long pause

A Japanese billionaire has returned to Earth after 12 days spent on the International Space Station, where he made videos about performing mundane tasks in space including brushing his teeth and going to the toilet.

Online fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa and his assistant Yozo Hirano parachuted on to Kazakhstan’s steppe at around the expected landing time of 03.13 GMT on Monday, along with Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, Russia’s space agency said.

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