Written by Jörg Köhler, CNN
The latest space station arrival in the Starsharing Project has made his special journey. Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and his crew landed safely in Kazakhstan after blasting off from Kazakhstan on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. The newly arrived cargo module is set to arrive at the International Space Station on Saturday, April 27.
This is the second of nine mission, the first was last November. In a post on Twitter, Maezawa said that the space mission represented his hopes for the future. “It is my hope that the international cooperation in space would deepen in the future, be applied more directly to our daily lives, and positively contribute to peace and humanity,” he wrote.
“I join you, my fellow cosmonauts and cosmonauts around the world, on this journey of achieving victory of humanity and is my joy and mission. It is the first step of humanity into the final frontier.”
Maezawa also made it a point to note that the Space Station has a profound humanitarian impact. “A trip to space will make me feel distant and extreme from my everyday life, but in a way, it will make me feel closer to those around me, to help alleviate a world that is trying to deal with the difficulties,” he said.
“May I return to earth with the rest of the team in one piece, on board Soyuz MS-09 and stay engaged with the International Space Station mission. Much love to our crew.”
The Starsharing Project is currently run by several space agencies around the world. Participating in the Starsharing Project is about not only conducting basic research, but to advance human space exploration, according to the project’s website.
The Starsharing Project is currently on a mission to send the first privately-built space vehicle (The Cosmos 2-07) to the International Space Station. The drive is to further the idea of the public becoming involved in space exploration, as well as using space science and technology for the general benefit of the public, according to its website.