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2 more Japanese astronauts scheduled for long missions on space station: minister – Japan Today

Japanese astronauts Koichi Wakata and Satoshi Furukawa are scheduled for long-term missions on the International Space Station, Japan’s science minister Koichi…

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Japanese astronauts Koichi Wakata and Satoshi Furukawa are scheduled for long-term missions on the International Space Station, Japan’s science minister Koichi Hagiuda said.
Wakata, 57, will begin his stay on the ISS around 2022 and Furukawa, 56, around 2023, he said.
“We hope that they will build the future for our country’s space development, and give dreams to the people of Japan,” he said.
For Wakata, who made his first flight to the ISS aboard a NASA Space Shuttle in 1996, the next mission…

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