Named in honor of Kouichi Wakata, chosen by NASDA as the astronaut in 1992 among 372 applicants, after receiving a master’s degree in applied dynamics at the University of Kyushu and working for Japan Air Lines. In January 1996 he was on board the space shuttle Endeavor and succeeded in recovering a Japanese satellite. (M 29146)
Avastatud: 3-12-1988 Avastamiskoht: Kitami Avastajad: Endate, K., Watanabe, K.
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