Biographies of International Astronauts

Hoshide

Akihiko

Japan

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Personal data

Birthdate:  28.12.1968
Birthplace:  Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Marital status:  single
Children:  
Selection date:  10.02.1999
Selection group:  NASDA-4
Position:  MSP
Status:  active

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-124  MSP  31.05. - 14.06.2008 13d 18h 13m 
2  Soyuz TMA-05M / ISS-32 / ISS-33  Flight Engineer  15.07. - 19.11.2012 126d 23h 13m 
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Total  140d 17h 26m 
     

Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TMA-03M  Flight Engineer

Additional information

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Keio University 1992 and Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston, 1997; joined NASDA (now JAXA) Astronaut Office; in May 2004 selected as NASA MSP; hobbies: Rugby, swimming, traveling, flying, guitar.

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