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Would-be Japanese Space Tourist wants $21M back

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Would-be Japanese Space Tourist wants $21M back

You know how you sometimes buy a $200 pair of shoes, say, and then later regret it? Well, replace "shoes" with "trip to outer space" and $200 with $21 million and you'll understand Japanese millionaire Daisuke Enomoto's position. (As much as you can understand any problems a millionaire would have.) Without getting into the he said/she said details, this "eccentric entrepreneur" paid Virginia-based Space Adventures a buttload of money so that he could dress up as his favorite cartoon character and, through Space Adventure's alliance with the Russian space agency, be the first space tourist to do a spacewalk. He's backed out of the deal because of his kidneys stones (like I said, it's a long story, click here if you're interested for their side of the story), and they're all, fogeddaboutit. Wow. Sucks to be you, Daisuke! Buyer of redonkulously self-indulgent trips to outer space beware!

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puddlesworth puddlesworth 7 years
I read about this and you left out the best part of the story. He wanted to dress up as an anime character and live out a space fantasy. I haven't made this too well known, but I am a huge anime geek. This kind of thing doesn't seem unreasonable to me.
dino-dino dino-dino 7 years
WHAT AN AWFUL STORY, POOR MAN :( I WANTED TO BECOME AN ASTRONAUT IN THE FOURTH GRADE BUT THEN I REALIZED I COULDN'T BECAUSE I'M AFRAID OF HEIGHTS :(
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