Akihiko Hoshide


Birthday December 28, 1968

Birth Sign Capricorn

Birthplace Japan

Age 55 years old

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The third Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut to conduct a space walk. He traveled to the International Space Station as part of the crew of the Soyuz TMA-05M mission and later participated in NASA's 2008 STS-124 mission aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery.

Before Fame

He joined the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) in 1992.


He performed the first voice acting performance in space for an anime TV series.

Family Life

His father was a businessman in New York, so he spent the majority of his childhood in New Jersey.

Associated With

He and Chiaki Mukai were fellow Japanese astronauts.