Space Month at the JICC Exhibition

The 20th Anniversary of Japan-U.S. Human Space Flight Cooperation

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan

From October 18th through November 15th, the JICC will present a special exhibition The 20th Anniversary of Japan-U.S. Human Space Flight Cooperation.

On September 12, 1992, Japan and the U.S. joint mission launched the space shuttle flight STS-47, sending the first Japanese astronaut, Mamoru Mohri, into space. Since then, Japan and the U.S. have continued their exploration of space in a variety of ways. In 2003, Japan sent an asteroid explorer, HAYABUSA, which successfully completed the world's first mission to bring back samples from the asteroid Itokawa, overcoming a variety of difficulties and troubles during its long seven-year journey.

This multifaceted exhibit, showcasing Japan's space development and Japan-U.S. space cooperation, will include an actual flight suit worn by the Japanese astronaut Mamoru Mohri and models such as Japanese rockets, satellites, and an International Space Station (ISS) module, Kibo. Also exhibited will be photo panels of space exploration and operations, and Japanese space food. Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to see Japanese space exploration up-close!

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