Chiaki Mukai

Chiaki Mukai

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Nationality Japanese

Date Of Birth 1952-05-06

Status Retired

Type Government


Astronaut Biography

Chiaki Mukai (向井 千秋 Mukai Chiaki, born May 6, 1952, Tatebayashi, Gunma, Japan) is a Japanese doctor and JAXA astronaut. She was the first Japanese woman in space, and was the first Japanese citizen to have two spaceflights. Both were Space Shuttle missions; her first was STS-65 aboard Space Shuttle Columbia in July 1994, which was a Spacelab mission. Her second spaceflight was STS-95 aboard Space Shuttle Discovery in 1998. In total she has spent 23 days in space.

Chiaki Mukai's Launches

Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-95

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Lockheed Space Operations Company
Launch Complex 39B
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Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-65

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Launch Complex 39A
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