July 8, 2008
Japanese Astronaut to Leave for Space Mission 12 February 09
Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo
Washington, July 7 Kyodo - Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata will travel on the US space shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station on his third space mission Feb. 12 next year, NASA said Monday.
Wakata's third space mission will follow ones in 1996 and 2000.
Originally published by Kyodo News Service, Tokyo, in English 0129 8 Jul 08.
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