Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Takuya Onishi will begin training in December for six months aboard the International Space Station. Onishi will be the sixth Japanese astronaut to serve aboard the orbiting science laboratory since 2009. Liftoff of his Expedition 48/49 mission is planned for mid-2016. The 37-year-old Tokyo native, an engineering graduate of the University of Tokyo in aeronautics and astronautics and former All Nippon Airways Boeing 767 co-pilot, ...


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