Mamoru Mohri

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Mamoru Mohri
Mamoru Mohri portrait.jpg
NASDA Astronaut
Nationality Japanese
Status Retired
Born (1948-01-29) 29 January 1948 (age 66)
Yoichi, Hokkaidō, Japan
Other occupation
Engineer
Time in space
19d 04h 09m
Selection 1985 NASDA Group
Missions STS-47, STS-99
Mission insignia
Sts-47-patch.pngSts-99-patch.png

Mamoru "Mark" Mohri (毛利 衛 Mōri Mamoru?, born 29 January 1948), AM is a Japanese scientist, a former NASDA astronaut, and a veteran of two NASA space shuttle missions.

Biography[edit]

Born in Yoichi, Hokkaidō, Japan, Mohri earned degrees in chemistry from Hokkaido University and a Doctorate from Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia, in 1976.

Most of Mohri's work has been in the field of materials and vacuum sciences. From 1975 to 1985, Mohri was a member of the nuclear engineering faculty of Hokkaido University, where he worked on nuclear fusion-related projects.

Mohri was selected by the National Space Development Agency of Japan to train as a payload specialist for a Japanese materials science payload. He flew his first space mission aboard STS-47 in 1992 as chief payload specialist for Spacelab-J. Mohri subsequently made another trip into space as part of mission STS-99 in 2000.

As of 2007, Mohri is the Executive Director for the Miraikan (National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation) in Tokyo.

Honours[edit]

On 16 March 2006 Mohri was appointed an Honorary Member of the Order of Australia (AM), "for service to Australia-Japan education and science relations".[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ It's an Honour. Itsanhonour.gov.au (2006-03-16). Retrieved on 2011-06-24.