100 Things to do as an Astronaut Tourist: New, Trending, Mask not required!
Space Adventures the world’s leading space experiences company announced the Russian Soyuz MS-20 carrying Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa (MZ) and his production assistant, Yozo Hirano, successfully landed in Kazakhstan following their spaceflight to the International Space Station (ISS). The duo’s journey lasted a total of 12 days under the command of Cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin.
“Once you are in space, you realize how much it is worth it by having this amazing experience,” Mr. Maezawa told the Associated Press during his trip. “And I believe that this amazing experience will lead to something else.”
From documenting everyday tasks such as brushing his teeth in space to sharing more personal reflections like the emotional moments of reading a favorite comic about space while in space, Mr. Maezawa continuously shared his experiences with his fans via his YouTube channel. As part of this mission, Mr. Maezawa crowdsourced ideas for things to do in space prior to his launch as part of his ‘100 Things You Want MZ To Do in Space’ campaign.
100 Things To do on a Space Vacation:
Taking your photo to space!
Answering to young people’s questions with Earth as the background
A Closer Look at the Mission Patch
Introducing members who are currently staying on the ISS
Experimenting with soap bubbles!
Taking Home the Spacesuit Worn For This Flight
Pop-Up Pirate challenge with cosmonauts!
Flying the furthest paper airplane
Monitoring MZ`s blood while in space
Live call with a famous YouTuber
Online shopping on ZOZOTOWN
A video letter sent to a special someone from MZ
Trying out big tricks with a yoyo
Live appearance on a TV show
A tour inside the ISS
Revealing the grand cost of this ISS trip!?
Introducing Earth from the ISS
Night Routine in the ISS
Toilet in space
Announcing MZ Santa project 2021
Outfits in space
Talking about World Peace
Playing an Instrument
Haircut in zero-gravity
Body Measurements Before & After
Experimenting the Tennis Racket Theorem
The ‘Kendama’ Challenge
Tweeting ‘Just above Japan’
Delivery to the ISS!
Morning Routine at the ISS
Year-end Spring-cleaning at the ISS
Find a Meteor Shower!
5 Things To Do Before Space Travel
Making a Japanese Alphabet Poem!
Pranking Someone Who is Asleep
Trying to Wear Slacks Without Using Hands in Zero-gravity
Badminton Match with a Cosmonaut
Making an ‘MZ Space Calendar’
Words Used Often in Space
What to Bring to Space
Physical Training in Space
Filming Video Messages
Live Appearance on Radio!
Searching Up Current Location on Google Maps
Celebrating a Birthday from Space
Moving Using Only Paper Fans
Being a Cosmonaut’s Helper
Brushing Your Teeth in Zero-Gravity
Doing a TikTok Dance in Space
10X Jump on skipping ropes
Putting together a jigsaw puzzle
What’s prohibited in Space?
Tweeting ‘Hi from Space’
Arm-wrestling with the Commander
Shampooing your Hair
Flying on the ‘Magic Carpet’
Making a feast for the crew using space food produced by MZ
Making Polka Dot Art
Seeing if a frisbee flies straight in space
Which swimming stroke gets you the furthest?
Drinking ‘urine water’
Laying out a Japanese snack in line and eating them as you move forward
Making an Original New Year’s Card to give to viewers
Making different poses in zero-gravity
Does your body rotate when you sneeze?
Can you skip in space?
The Eye Drop Challenge
The Bubblegum Experiment
Singing A Capella
A memorable photo with the crew
MZ-curated Spotify playlist made for space
Looking at Earth from space
Bringing back air from the ISS
Do spinning tops keep swirling without stopping?
Japanese ink calligraphy – Writing this year’s word
A video message from Earth
Commenting on MZ’s favorite space food
Do you get stiff shoulders even in zero-gravity?
Participating in an experiment in space
Bidding at an Art Auction
Capturing an Aurora on Film
Monitoring MZ’s physical condition in space
Announcing what the first thing you want to do when you get back to Earth is
Money Giveaway to Everyone!?
The Fastest Round Trip Around the World
Capturing World’s Most Famous Places From the ISS
What is Space Sickness Like?
A How-To on Wearing A Spacesuit
Air Table Tennis
Bringing Back Home the Spacecraft That Took MZ to the ISS
A Photo Exhibition After Returning to Earth
How Well Can MZ Sleep in Space?
Stretching in Zero-Gravity
MZ’s Adaptability to Gravity After Return
Capturing Lightning from Space
Finding Out What It Smells Like in Space
Mr. Maezawa will continue his ambition to spread awareness and interest in space travel to the public by acting as the host of the ‘dearMoon’ mission – a circumlunar flight onboard SpaceX’s Starship spacecraft currently scheduled to launch in 2023 – along with eight other passengers he invited.
Eric Anderson, CEO of Space Adventures, said, “The completion of MZ’s spaceflight marks not only a milestone for him and Space Adventures but for the commercial spaceflight industry as a whole and humanity’s future in space. MZ’s mission comes at the tail end of a year that saw an incredible boom in space tourism and is set to usher in another wave of exploration.”
Space Adventures has been cooperating with Roscosmos since the world’s first space tourist flight in 2001. The successful completion of Mr. Maezawa and Mr. Hirano’s mission makes them the eighth and ninth private astronauts to have visited the space station with Space Adventures and the private first spaceflight participants from Japan.
About Yusaku Maezawa
Yusaku Maezawa, CEO of Start Today, Ltd., is a Japanese e-commerce entrepreneur and world-renowned art collector. He founded ZOZO, Ltd., a publicly-traded online retail clothing business, which he sold to Yahoo! Japan in 2019. Along with the Soyuz MS-20 mission to the ISS, he also plans to participate in a circumlunar mission onboard SpaceX’s Starship spacecraft currently scheduled to launch in 2023.
About Yozo Hirano
Yozo Hirano joined ZOZO, Ltd. after graduating from university where he became the casting director of the photography team. Currently, he is working at SPACETODAY as a film producer. On the ISS, Mr. Hirano was responsible for documenting Mr. Maezawa’s mission.
About Space Adventures
Space Adventures organized the flights for the world’s first private astronauts (Dennis Tito, Mark Shuttleworth, Greg Olsen, Anousheh Ansari, Charles Simonyi, Richard Garriott, and Guy Laliberté) and today offers a variety of spaceflight missions to low-Earth orbit, the International Space Station, and beyond.