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Experiences as Astronaut

Date & Time: January 23, 2015 (Fri) 14:45-16:15
Place: 015 Lecture Room, IB Building
Speaker: Ms. Naoko Yamazaki (Committee of National Space Policy, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan)
Language: English

Based on the experience onboard the International Space Station (ISS) and Space Shuttle Discovery, the way we train on the ground and we live in space will be introduced. Importance of team building and communication will be emphasized.

Lecturer Profiles:Ms. Naoko Yamazaki
She earned a Master of Engineering degree majored in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1996, then started working for Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). In 1999, she was selected as an astronaut candidate and was qualified as a Soyuz-TMA Flight Engineer in 2004 and NASA Mission Specialist in 2006. On April 5, 2010 Yamazaki was onboard Space Shuttle Discovery on the crew of STS-131, an assembly & resupply mission to the International Space Station. She retired from JAXA in 2011 and has been serving as a member of Japan Space Policy Committee and an adviser of Young Astronaut Club (YAC), etc.
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