A rocket with the Soyuz spacecraft is being prepared for launch at Baikonur

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and his business assistant Yozo Hirano will also go into space. with the manned spacecraft Soyuz MS-20, reports TASS. Manage the Soyuz MS-20 there will be Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin. Истoчник aif.ru The launch of the manned spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) with two space tourists is scheduled for December 8, & nbsp; the flight duration will be 12 days. A Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle was installed on the launch pad of site 31 (Vostok) of the Baikonur cosmodrome. Meanwhile, it became known about NASA's plans to conclude a contract for three additional deliveries of astronauts to the ISS on SpaceX spaceships. It is noteworthy that Misurkin will become the first TASS special correspondent in orbit.