Memory Archive:Mamoru Mohri

By Staff Writer
October 06, 2022
30 years ago, on September 12 1992, astronaut Mamoru Mohri flew into space on Endeavor Mission STS-47, becoming the first Japanese astronaut to fly aboard to board the US space shuttle. As this was before the construction of the International Space Station, he and the crew conducted all their experiments in the shuttle laboratory. In 2000, Mr. Mohri once again went to space on board endeavor, on its final non-ISS mission. After returning to Japan, he served as director of the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation for 20 years, and taught children the wonders of science.
The US Space Shuttle Endeavor
An American space suit used for external activities
The Miraikan science museum in Odaiba in Tokyo
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