Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is planning to launch aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft in December on a flight to the International Space Station. He is bringing a production crew to capture life on the orbiting laboratory.
Maezawa recently asked the public to suggest up to 100 'silly' activities for him to try when he journeys into space. But he's since changed his mind and after thinking more about it. Seems he's developed a real curiosity for what happens when humans dedicate in space and now says the filming schedule is full.
However, he does want to assure the public that he will tend to the 100 "silly" activities on a subsequent space flight in 2023.
Aja Itzo, who is Maezawa's production manager has divulged some of the "dedication activities that will be conducted. They include one or more "free form poo's", in which the billionaire will simply let loose with a "mystery pack" of poos and at least two diarrhea sessions.
One of the six crew members backed out after learning that crew members will be subject to collisions with the billionaire's poop. He reportedly is a germaphobe and felt the trauma would likely cause lasting psychological damage from the trauma.
The rest of the crew apparently is more comfortable reckoning with the flying turds, and will be all compensated. These experiments will be conducted in an isolated 14 x 12 foot compartment. NASA engineer Tom Torkleson thinks the compartment will nevertheless get quite crowded. "Given you have Maezawa and six crew, that's seven people with all that equipment, you can expect a number of collisions!"
But camera operator Osa Seiko doesn't seem to be bothered. "Sure they're still turds but a billionaires turds are much different than, say a homeless person or poor farmer from the Ukraine."
Maezawa paid $40 million (£28 million) for himself and his film crew to travel to the International Space Station on Russian Soyuz spacecraft in December.