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Astronaut Koichi Wakata appears again on his fifth house flight Returning final month | NHK

Astronaut Koichi Wakata, who returned to Earth final month after an extended keep on the International Space Station, held a press convention from the United States, the place he was staying, about his fifth house flight. There had been plenty of difficulties, however we overcame them with teamwork.”

Astronaut Koichi Wakata has been on the International Space Station since October last year. returned to earth.

After returning to Japan, Mr. Wakata was staying in the United States for medical treatment.

Looking back on his fifth space flight, the most by any Japanese, Mr. Wakata said, “Although we had probably the most troubles, comparable to a leak within the cooling system of the Soyuz spacecraft, we overcame them by cooperating with international locations all over the world. It was a mission that made me really feel.”

Regarding future manned space exploration, Mr. Wakata expressed his aspirations, saying, “I want to make efforts in order that Japan can play a extra proactive function by making use of the expertise and human sources that we have now acquired so far.”

In addition, regarding Ayu Yoneda and Osamu Suwari, who were newly selected as Japanese astronaut candidates, he said, “These two individuals have great qualities, and they’re going to research the chopping fringe of manned house actions all over the world and develop their very own skills. I need you to lift your expectations.”