A Japanese billionaire was to return to Earth Monday after spending 12 days on the International Space Station, where he made videos about performing mundane tasks in space including brushing teeth and going to the bathroom.
Online fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa and his assistant Yozo Hirano, who will be shepherded home by Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, are set to parachute onto Kazakhstan’s steppe at 0313 GMT Monday.
Their journey marked Russia’s return to space tourism after a decade-long pause that saw the rise of competition from the United States.
The trio spent 12 days on the orbiting laboratory where the Japanese tourists documented their daily life aboard the ISS for Maezawa’s popular YouTube channel.
Addressing his one million followers on YouTube, the 46-year-old billionaire explained how to brush teeth and go to the bathroom in space.
In one of the videos, he explained in detail the business of relieving oneself on the ISS.
“Peeing is very easy,” he said as he demonstrated a handheld funnel astronauts use to suck their urine away.
In other videos, he showed his followers how to properly drink tea and sleep in zero gravity.
Huge shoutout to our friend Yusaka who has been with us since the Milton days. We love seeing Stoolies come out on top. Further, it is absolutely wonderful knowing that he took this huge occasion to spread light on the things we care about. Things like peeing in space.
The other day I was watching a video (seems kinda fucked up with what im about to tell you) where this blind man (he wouldn't be able to watch the video sadly) was talking about what it was like to be blind. He said, "lots of sight havers think that being blind is just like covering your eye and seeing darkness. It's not like that. It's like trying to see out of your elbow. I dont see darkness. I see nothing."
Deep as fuck, right? I had never thought about that. I guess that's what it's like pissing in space for me. I just can't imagine it. I know that they stick like a vacuum thing on the end of that juicy wiener of ours and it sucks the piss out. But, that's a foreign feeling. Usually, if something is sucking, that leads to a little bit of cum, not piss which can be frustrating if you're trying to simulate space travel in the ole bedroom.
So how do they actually do it? Well, Im glad you asked.
Incredible. Good work, everybody and welcome back to mother earth, Yusaka.