Koichi Wakata

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Koichi Wakata (若田 光一, Wakata Kōichi, born 1 August 1963) is a Japanese engineer and a JAXA astronaut. Wakata is a veteran of four NASA Space Shuttle missions, a Russian Soyuz mission, and a long-duration stay on the International Space Station. During a nearly two-decade career in spaceflight, he has logged more than eleven months in space. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Koichi Wakata has received more than 143,333 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Koichi Wakata is the 234th most popular astronaut (up from 235th in 2019), the 1,409th most popular biography from Japan (down from 1,303rd in 2019) and the 6th most popular Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Koichi Wakata ranks 234 out of 524Before him are Lisa Nowak, Thomas Pesquet, Marcos Pontes, Bryan D. O'Connor, Norman Thagard, and Valery Korzun. After him are Takao Doi, Jeffrey Williams, Oleg Kononenko, Yury Onufriyenko, Robert L. Stewart, and Gennadi Manakov.

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Among people born in 1963, Koichi Wakata ranks 382Before him are Jarvis Cocker, Rand Paul, Pia Cramling, Anne Consigny, Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg, and Gavin Hood. After him are Aubrey de Grey, Johan Theorin, Candan Erçetin, Malcolm Gladwell, Jozefina Topalli, and Michael Chabon.

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Among people born in Japan, Koichi Wakata ranks 1,409 out of 6,048Before him are Hiroyuki Usui (1953), Hiromi Hara (1958), Tetsuo Hamuro (1917), Hiro Matsushita (1961), Keiko Matsui (1961), and Momoko Sakura (1965). After him are Takao Doi (1954), Atsuhiro Miura (1974), Masaaki Kato (1958), Masaji Kiyokawa (1913), Musashi Mizushima (1964), and Jun Matsumoto (1983).


Among astronauts born in Japan, Koichi Wakata ranks 6Before him are Toyohiro Akiyama (1942), Chiaki Mukai (1952), Akihiko Hoshide (1968), Mamoru Mohri (1948), and Soichi Noguchi (1965). After him are Takao Doi (1954), Naoko Yamazaki (1970), Satoshi Furukawa (1964), Kimiya Yui (1970), Takuya Onishi (1975), and Norishige Kanai (1976).

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