Biographies of International Astronauts

Yamazaki

Naoko

Japan

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Personal data

Birthdate:  27.12.1970
Birthplace:  Matsudo City / Chiba Prefecture
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  10.02.1999
Selection group:  NASDA-4
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. 31.08.2011

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-131  MSP  05.04. - 20.04.2010 15d 02h 47m 
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Total  15d 02h 47m 
           

Additional information

Maiden name: Sumino; Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Tokyo 1993 and 1996 respectively; Engineer of the Centrifuge Project Team, Office of Space Utilization Systems, NASDA (now JAXA); in May 2004 as NASA MSP selected; hobbies: Koto (Japanese calligraphy), diving, tennis, jazzdance, snow skiing, flying.

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