June 8, 2011
Dr. Chiaki Mukai, representing Japan's National Space Development Agency (NASDA) as a payload specialist (PS) for the STS-95 mission, prepares to participate in a training session in the Shuttle mockup and integration laboratory. Looking on is her mother, Mrs. Mitsu Naito. Mukai began training late in 1997 as a backup PS for the STS-90 mission.
Topics: Health Medical Pharma, Chiaki Mukai, STS-95, Spaceflight, STS-90, STS-47, STS-9, payload specialist