'Akihiko Hoshide (星出 彰彦, Hoshide Akihiko, born December 28, 1968), also known as Aki, is a Japanese engineer and an astronaut with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). He was born in 1968 in Tokyo, but grew up in New Jersey in the United States.
|Born||December 28, 1968|
Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
|Alma mater||Keio University|
University of Houston
Time in space
|340 days 11 hours 41 minutes|
|Selection||1999 NASDA Group|
Total EVA time
|28 hours and 17 minutes|
|Missions||STS-124, Soyuz TMA-05M (Expedition 32/33), SpaceX Crew-2 (Expedition 65/66)|
He studied at the United World College of South East Asia in Singapore. In 1992, he earned a degree from Keio University in Japan. In 1997, he was awarded a Master of Science degree at the University of Houston in Texas.
Japan's National Space Development Agency (NASDA) accepted Hoshide into the astronaut training program in 1999. He first trip to the International Space Station was in May 2008. His second trip to the International Space Station was in July 2012.
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), "Preflight Interview: Mark Kelly, Commander," Archived 2013-02-03 at the Wayback Machine April 29, 2008; retrieved 2012-8-10.
- NASA, Akihiko Hoshide; retrieved 2012-8-110.
- Spacefacts.de, NASDA4; retrieved 2012-8-10.
- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), "Interviews," Archived 2012-08-19 at the Wayback Machine July 23, 2012; retrieved 2012-8-10.