Next Space Tourist Announced

Space Adventures Announces Japanese Entrepreneur as Next Private Space Explorer

"First commercial spaceflight participant from Asia/Japan"

Editor's note: What about T Akiyami, who, according to Encyclopedia Astronautica, was a commerical spaceflight customer back in the 1990s? "The launch was funded jointly with the private Japanese company TBS. The Japanese television network ended up paying $28 million for the first commercial flight to Mir to put Akiyama, the first journalist in space aboard Soyuz TM-11."

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