Biographies of International Astronauts

Doi

Takao

Japan

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Personal data

Birthdate:  18.09.1954
Birthplace:  Minamitama-Gun / Tokyo
Marital status:  married
Children:  
Selection date:  07.08.1985
Selection group:  NASDA-1
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. 18.09.2009

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-87  MSP  19.11. - 05.12.1997 15d 16h 34m 
2  STS-123  MSP  11.03. - 27.03.2008 15d 18h 11m 
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Total  31d 10h 45m 
         

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  STS-47  PSP

Additional information

Bachelor of engineering and master of science in aeronautics from University of Tokyo, 1978 and 1980, respectively; Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from University of Tokyo, 1983; Ph.D. in astronomy from Rice University, 2004; hobbies: Tennis, flying, soaring, jogging, soccer and observing stars as an amateur astronomer; was selected as backup for STS-47; retired from NASA on June 30, 2009 and from JAXA on September 18, 2009 to become a U.N. section chief.

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