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Profiles of JAXA astronauts

Seven active astronauts are currently affiliated with JAXA, all of whom have experienced long-term stays at the International Space Station (ISS) exceeding 100 days.

JAXA Astronaut Boarding Plan

As of April 2021

Astronauts do more than just missions at the ISS.
Let's look at their daily work.

Many people undoubtedly imagine astronauts gently floating around inside the ISS in a weightless condition. However, their work is multi-faceted, and they are busy on earth as well as in space. How do they spend their days? Let's take a look.

Former JAXA astronauts

Four JAXA astronauts have retired. Today, they are at work in various fields, making use of their astronaut experience.