Wakata, Japan’s First Space Station Commander, Makes Safe Return

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  • After handing over captain’s baton to his US counterpart at International Space Station (ISS) first Japan captain Koichi Wakata returns to earth on May 15
  • Koichi, 50, spends six month at space station, lands in Kazakhstan travelling in Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft, new ISS head is US astronaut Steven Swanson
  • First Asian to serve at ISS, worked with five other astronauts from US, Russia
  • Koichi was all praise for fellow astronauts and thanked them for their superb performance, his fourth mission to space, total 348 days stay in space
  • Read at:  http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/wakata-japans-first-space-station-commander-makes-safe-return/article6010328.ece

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