SpaceX moon mission billionaire is launching to the ISS: How to watch live Yusaku Maezawa will head around the moon aboard a SpaceX Starship, but his first trip to space is a little closer to home.

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Yusaku Maezawa will travel around the Moon on a SpaceX starship, but his first trip to space is a little closer to home.

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Yusaku Maezawa is documenting his journey to space on his YouTube channel.


Japani Billionaire Entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa Soon your dream of going to space will come true. The clothing house’s mega-rich founder Zozo and his production assistant are heading to the International Space Station this week as part of the Soyuz MS-20 mission. We have all the details you need to follow as well as go live here.

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Maezawa’s space ambitions over the past four years have been well documented, with the announcement that he will become the first paying customer to travel on a SpaceX starship around the Moon. That mission, “Dearmoon,” is Scheduled for 2023 launch And it will take eight cast members ‘more than any other human has traveled’ while flying around the Moon.

But first, Maezawa is going off-planet inside Russia’s workhorse rocket, the Soyuz 2.1A, a Soyuz capsule.

MS-20 launch to begin from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan 11:38 PM PT Tuesday, December 7 (2:38AM ET, Dec. 8). You can watch the launch live on NASA TV. We have that stream right below:

Maezawa will fly with his production assistant Yozo Hirano and document the mission for his YouTube channel. The mission commander will be Alexander Misurkin, an astronaut with Russia’s space agency Roscosmos, who will fly into space for the third time. The tourists will board the ISS for 12 days before returning to Earth in a Soyuz capsule.

“I’m so curious ‘what’s life like in space’?” Maezawa said in a press release in May.

Maezawa and Hirano paid for the trip through the space tourism company Space Adventures. The company has sent seven customers to space on eight missions, with Microsoft software engineer Charles Simoni on two trips in 2007 and 2009.

This space tourism mission is also as follows Soyuz launch of a Russian film crew duo in October, The pair currently spent 12 days at the station shooting a film titled “The Challenge”, which has yet to have a release date. Tom Cruise is also expected to go to orbit for his own shoot NASA and SpaceX partner to make Mr. Mission Impossible an astronaut,

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