Mission report with Japanese astronaut Takuya Onishi

In 2016, Japanese astronaut Takuya Onishi was deployed by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency(JAXA) as a flight engineer on an expedition to the International Space Station(ISS). Onishi spent four months aboard the ISS, during which time he conducted experiments in the Japanese science laboratory "Kibo."

On April 22, Tohoku University's Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences presents an information session with Onishi at the Wakabayashi Bunka Center. He will talk about life as an astronaut on ISS, and will be joined by scientists from Tohoku University who will introduce their research done in connection with JAXA.

Mission Report & Q&A session with Takuya Onishi
Introduction to "Kibo" the science laboratory attached to the International Space Station (ISS)
Talk session about working and living in space

Tohoku University and the International Space Station
Researchers from Tohoku University will introduce their experiments done in connection with the International Space Station.

  • Space experiments using model organisms.
    - Atsushi Higashitani - Professor/ Dean, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University
  • Observation of the Earth's atmospheric emission phenomenon from the ISS.
    - Takeshi Sakanoi - Associate Professor, Planetary Plasma and Atmospheric Research Center, Graduate School of Science
*The programme may be subject to change.


Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences (FRIS)
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