Astronaut Yui To Stay At Iss For Long Term From May 2015

Astronaut Yui to stay at ISS for long term from May 2015Astronaut Kimiya Yui held a press conference at the JAXA Tokyo Office on Jan. 5, 2015, to introduce his expedition mission at the International Space Station and express his aspirations for his flight.

This long-stay mission is his first space trip. He is scheduled to live on the ISS for about six months from May 2015 as a crew member of Expedition 44/45.
He will work as a flight engineer at the ISS to engage in operating ISS facilities including the Kibo, Japan Experiment Module for the ISS, and focusing on the application of the space environment including scientific experiments by Japan and other international partners.