Chiaki Mukai

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Birthday
6, 1952
Birthplace
Japan
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
6, 1952 (age 66)
Birthplace
Japan

About

Medical doctor who was the first Japanese woman in space and the first Japanese citizen to log two space flights.

Before Fame

She served as Chief Resident in Cardiovascular Surgery at Keio University Hospital.

Trivia

In 1985, she was selected to be an astronaut by Japan's National Space Agency.

Family Life

She married a fellow doctor.

Associated With

She and Valentina Tereshkova were the first women from their respective countries to travel to space.