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Japan astronaut Hoshide to travel to ISS aboard SpaceX Crew Dragon in spring

  • July 29, 2020
  • , Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
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Nikkei, Yomiuri, and Sankei wrote that the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced on Tuesday that Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide will travel to the International Space Station next spring aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft developed by U.S. aerospace manufacturer SpaceX. He will become the second Japanese to serve as commander of the ISS following Koichi Wakata, and this will be his third trip to the ISS. His fellow Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi is scheduled to head to the ISS aboard a Crew Dragon as early as September.

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