Biographies of International Astronauts

Yui

Kimiya

Japan

Kimiya Yui

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Personal data

Birthdate:  30.01.1970
Birthplace:  Nagano Prefecture
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  25.02.2009
Selection group:  JAXA-5
Position:  MSP
Status:  active

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz TMA-17M / ISS-44 / ISS-45  Flight Engineer  22.07. - 11.12.2015 141d 16h 09m 
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Total  141d 16h 09m 
Patch Soyuz TMA-17M Patch ISS-44 Patch ISS-45        

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TMA-15M  Flight Engineer

Additional information

Lieutenant Colonel at the Air Self-Defense Force (ASDF), enrolled at the ASDF after graduating from the National Defense Academy in March 1992. He has piloted a F-15 fighter, and currently works in the Air Staff Office's Defense Planning Division.


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Last update on December 11, 2015.