Akihiko-Hoshide

Expedition 32 Docking with ISS (201207170007HQ).jpg by nasa hq photo on Flickr.

Sunita Williams, Yuri Malenchenko and Aki Hoshide have entered the ISS!

Here is a video of the hatch opening! 

(15 July 2012) — The Soyuz TMA-05M rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan July 15, 2012 carrying Expedition 32 Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko, NASA Flight Engineer Sunita Williams and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Flight Engineer Akihiko Hoshide to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi

(22 Feb. 2012) — NASA astronaut Sunita Williams (right), Expedition 32 flight engineer and Expedition 33 commander; along with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide (left) and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, both Expedition 32/33 flight engineers, attired in Russian Sokol launch and entry suits, take a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center

Expedition 33 Flight Engineer Akihiko Hoshide participates in a 6-hour, 38-minute spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Nov. 1, 2012. During the spacewalk, Expedition 33 Commander Sunita Williams, NASA astronaut, and Hoshide, who represents the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), ventured outside the orbital outpost to perform work and to support ground-based troubleshooting of an ammonia leak.

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(5 Sept. 2012) — Having doffed the outer layer of their Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuits, Expedition 32 Flight Engineers Sunita Williams of NASA and Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) flex their muscles, celebrating success on their just-completed spacewalk, the second extravehicular activity for them in less than a week. They are still sporting their EMU thermal underwear in the Unity Node 1.