Junichi Sakai

International Space Station Program Manager
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

The JAXA ISS Program Manager oversees all elements of the KIBO’s operation, Japanese astronauts’ activities, and cargo resupply by Japanese vehicles, as well as the study of LEO activities looking ahead to post-ISS and future. In addition, he is responsible for international coordination of ISS activities; he contributes to the creation and development of ISS achievements, and he promotes public understanding of the ISS programs.

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Originally aired: December 21, 2020