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NASA’s Bolden visits Kibo mission control at Tsukuba Space Center

  • August 6, 2016
  • , Tokyo Shimbun evening edition , p. 10
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Administrator Charles Bolden of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) visited the Tsukuba Space Center of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Friday. At the center, Bolden expressed his hopes for Japanese space exploration efforts, saying, “We want Japan to provide a foundation for the advancement of manned space exploration together with the U.S.”


Bolden is visiting Japan to exchange opinions with his counterparts and people involved in space development. He paid a visit to the newly renovated mission control room for Kibo, Japan’s research module at the International Space Station, and was briefed on the facilities by JAXA President Naoki Okumura and astronaut Koichi Wakata.


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