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Japanese Astronaut Corps

JAXA (NASDA) Astronauts

NameSelectedStatus
Takao Doi *1985Inactive
Mamoru Mohri *1985Inactive
Chiaki Mukai *1985Inactive
Tohiro Akiyama1989Retired
Ryoko Kikuchi1989Retired
Koichi Wakata1992Active
Soichi Noguchi1996Active
Satoshi Furukawa1999Active
Akihiko Hoshide1999Active
Naoko Yamazaki1999Retired
Takuya Onishi2009Active
Kimiya Yui2009Active
Norishige Kanai2009Active

In 1989, the Tokyo Broadcasting System sponsored Tohiro Akiyama (television journalist) and Ryoko Kikuchi (television reporter) to train in Russia for a flight to the Mir space station. Akiyama flew to Mir aboard Soyuz TM-11 in December 1990. Kikuchi was his backup and never flew in space.

* Dr. Doi received an appointment to the United Nations in 2009.
  Dr. Mohri was appointed as the first director of the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (MeSci) in 2000.
  Dr. Mukai has been serving as Senior Advisor to the JAXA Executive Director since April 2011.

 


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