Koichi Wakata (若田 光一, Wakata Kōichi, born 1 August 1963) is a Japanese engineer and a JAXA astronaut. Wakata is a veteran of four NASA Space Shuttle missions, a Russian Soyuz mission, and a long-duration stay on the International Space Station. During a nearly two-decade career in spaceflight, he has logged more than eleven ...
WAKATA Koichi (Ph.D. in Engineering) was born in 1963 in Saitama. In 1996, he flew as the first Japanese Space Shuttle Mission Specialist (MS) on STS-72. In 2000, he flew on STS-92 as an MS, and became the first Japanese astronaut to participate in the assembly of the International Space Station (ISS).
30. Aug. 2023 · Koichi Wakata, (born August 1, 1963, Saitama, Japan), Japanese astronaut who accumulated a number of records during his career. Among them, he spent the longest time in space of anyone who was not an American astronaut or a Russian cosmonaut, staying in orbit for over 504 days. He was the first Japanese astronaut to go on five ...
Kōichi Wakata (jap. , Wakata Kōichi; * 1. August 1963 in Ōmiya (heute: Kita-ku, Saitama), Japan) ist ein japanischer Astronaut . Ausbildung Kōichi Wakata erwarb in seiner Alma Mater, der Universität Kyūshū, 1987 einen Bachelor in Luftfahrttechnik, 1989 einen Master in angewandter Mechanik und wurde 2004 in Luft- und Raumfahrttechnik promoviert.
- 1. August 1963
- japanischer Astronaut
- Saitama, Japan
- Wakata, Kōichi
JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata is a veteran of two space missions. Born in 1963, he is married and has one child. Koichi was the first Japanese Mission Specialist on the STS-72 Shuttle mission (11-20 January 1996) during which he was the robotic arm operator for satellite deployment and retrieval.