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JAXA Celebrates 20 Years of U.S.-Japan Human Spaceflight Cooperation

Marcia S. Smith
Posted: 09-Oct-2012
Updated: 09-Oct-2012 03:28 PM

As part of its celebration of 20 years of U.S.-Japanese human spaceflight cooperation, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will hold three events in Washington, DC this month.  Registration is requested by tomorrow, October 10.

The three events will be held at the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC), 1150 18th Street, NW, Suite 100, Washington DC.  They focus on films (in Japanese with English subtitles) about JAXA's successful HAYABUSA mission that returned samples of an asteroid to Earth.  The October 24 event also features "Space Talk" with JAXA astronaut Norishigi Kanai and NASA astronaut Leland Melvin (currently NASA's Associate Administrator for Education).   Each event will be followed by a reception.

The events are:

  • October 18, 6:30-8:30 pm ET -- Welcome Home, HAYABUSA (film by SHOCHIKU Co.)
  • October 24
    • 5:00-5:45 pm ET -- Space Talk with JAXA astronaut Norishigi Kani and NASA astronaut Leland Melvin
    • 6:00-8:30 pm pm ET -- HAYABUSA: The Long Return Home (film by TOEI Company, Ltd)
  • October 29, 6:00-8:30 pm ET -- HAYABUSA (film by 20th Century Fox Japan)

Registration information is available in our calendar entry here.  Seating is limited, so early registration is required.


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