Biographies of International Astronauts

Wakata

Koichi

Japan

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Personal data

Birthdate:  01.08.1963
Birthplace:  Omiya / Saitama
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  28.04.1992
Selection group:  NASDA-2
Position:  MSP
Status:  active

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-72  MSP  11.01. - 20.01.1996 8d 22h 01m 
2  STS-92  MSP  11.10. - 24.10.2000 12d 21h 43m 
3  STS-119 / ISS-18 / ISS-19 / ISS-20 / STS-127  Flight Engineer  15.03. - 31.07.2009 137d 15h 05m 
4  Soyuz TMA-11M / ISS-38 / ISS-39  Flight Engineer / ISS-CDR  07.11.2013

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Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TMA-09M  Flight Engineer

Additional information

Bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering, 1987 and master of science in applied mechancis, 1989, both fom Kyushu University; doctorate in aerospace engineering from Kyushu University, 2004; joined Engineering Department of Japan Airline (JAL); hobbies: hang-gliding, baseball, tennis, snow-skiing.

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