Akihiko Hoshide

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Akihiko Hoshide
NASDA/JAXA Astronaut
Nationality Japanese
Status Active
Born December 28, 1968 (1968-12-28) (age 45)
Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
Other occupation Engineer
Time in space Currently in space
Selection 1999 NASDA Group
Missions STS-124, Soyuz TMA-05M, Expedition 32
Mission insignia STS-124 patch.svg Soyuz-TMA-05M-Mission-Patch.png ISS Expedition 32 Patch.png

'Akihiko Hoshide (星出 彰彦 Hoshide Akihiko?, born December 28, 1968), also known as Aki, is a Japanese engineer and an astronaut with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). He was born in 1968 in Tokyo, but grew up in New Jersey in the United States.[1]

He studied at the United World College of South East Asia in Singapore. In 1992, he earned a degree from Keio University in Japan. In 1997, he was awarded a Master of Science degree at the University of Houston in Texas.[2]

Japan's National Space Development Agency (NASDA) accepted Hoshide into the astronaut training program in 1999.[3] He first trip to the International Space Station was in May 2008.[4] His second trip to the International Space Station was in July 2012.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), "Preflight Interview: Mark Kelly, Commander," April 29, 2008; retrieved 2012-8-10.
  2. NASA, Akihiko Hoshide; retrieved 2012-8-110.
  3. Spacefacts.de, NASDA4; retrieved 2012-8-10.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), "Interviews," July 23, 2012; retrieved 2012-8-10.

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