The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced the selection of the following astronauts as crew members for the Space Shuttle mission to assemble the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) "Kibo" (1J/A.)
The Kibo, which has been developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) as part of the International Space Station (ISS) Program, is scheduled to be launched by three Space Shuttle missions. On the first of the three missions, the Experiment Logistics Module Pressurized Section will be attached to the ISS. This mission also will deliver the Canadian Space Agency’s Dextre robotic system. Astronaut Takao Doi has been assigned as a crew member on this mission. Astronaut Naoko Yamazaki will assist the mission from the ground as the Crew Support Astronaut (CSA).
JAXA Astronaut Selected for Space Shuttle Mission for Transporting and Assembling the Japanese Experiment Module Kibo
Source: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
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