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Akihiko Hoshide

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Akihiko Hoshide
Born (1968-12-28) December 28, 1968 (age 55)
Alma materKeio University
University of Houston
Space career
NASDA/JAXA Astronaut
Time in space
340 days 11 hours 41 minutes
Selection1999 NASDA Group
Total EVAs
Total EVA time
28 hours and 17 minutes
MissionsSTS-124, Soyuz TMA-05M (Expedition 32/33), SpaceX Crew-2 (Expedition 65/66)
Mission insignia

'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]


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  1. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), "Preflight Interview: Mark Kelly, Commander," Archived 2013-02-03 at the Wayback Machine 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," Archived 2012-08-19 at the Wayback Machine July 23, 2012; retrieved 2012-8-10.

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