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JAXA Astronaut Portrait - Takuya Onishi (JAXA)
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Takuya Onishi (JAXA) 2009 Astronaut Candidate 8" x 10" Full Colour Portrait

The term astronaut candidate refers to individuals who have been selected by NASA as candidates for the NASA astronaut corps and are currently undergoing a candidacy training program at the Johnson Space Center. There are currently 9 candidates in the program with a further five candidates from international partners Japan and Canada.

EXPERIENCE:  Onishi joined All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd (ANA) in 1998.  He was assigned to the Passenger Service Department, Haneda airport, Tokyo, where he was a check-in agent and assisted disabled people in boarding.  He completed two years of basic flight training in Bakersfield, California and one year of advanced flight training in Tokyo.  He was promoted to co-pilot of Boeing 767’s in October 2003.  He flew both domestic and international routes.  In February 2009, Onishi was selected by the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) as one of the Japanese astronaut candidates for the International Space Station (ISS).  Starting in April 2009, he attended the ISS Astronaut Basic Training domestic program at Tsukuba Space Center in Japan.

NASA EXPERIENCE:  Onishi arrived at the Johnson Space Center in August 2009.  As one of the 14 members of the 20th NASA astronaut class, he is currently participating in Astronaut Candidate Training which includes scientific and technical briefings, intensive instruction in ISS systems, Extravehicular Activity (EVA), robotics, physiological training, T-38 flight training, and water and wilderness survival training. SEPTEMBER 2009

PHOTO CREDIT : NASA

This is a borderless 8 x 10 Photograph on Fuji/Kodak Paper

The actual print is sharper and more detailed than on the online image.

This is a superior quality photograph, suitable for autographing, matting or framing. Great for collecting the autographs of the astronauts.