The Japanese billionaire who spent 12 days on the International Space Station returned to Earth today, the Russian space agency Roscosmos announced.

Yusaku Maezawa, a 46-year-old billionaire, his assistant Jozo Hinoro and Russian astronaut Alexander Misurkin jumped into the Kazakh steppes with a parachute around 03.13 GMT.

“The tourist flight of the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft is over,” the Roscosmos website said.

The two Japanese are the first tourists to pay for the trip on their own. This is the first tourist visit to the space station since 2009.

The price of the trip has not been announced.

It was planned that Hinoro would film the entire mission.


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