Japanese fashion magnate Maezawa to visit International Space Station -TV Tokyo

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Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa poses with a space suit helmet during an interview with Reuters in Tokyo, Japan, March 3, 2021.REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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TOKYO, May 13 (Reuters) - Japanese fashion magnate Yusaku Maezawa, already planning a trip around the moon, will first make a visit to the International Space Station this year, TV Tokyo reported on Thursday.

Maezawa will beginning training in Russia next month for a 12 day trip to the ISS in December travelling on a Soyuz rocket, TV Tokyo reported in a story posted to the billionaire's Twitter account.

The entrepreneur is due to be the first private passenger on a voyage round the moon with Elon Musk's SpaceX slated for 2023.

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Reporting by Sam Nussey Editing by David Goodman

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