Takuya Onishi

Takuya Onishi is a JAXA astronaut.

He received a Bachelor’s degree in March 1998 from the department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Faculty of Engineering, the University of Tokyo.

After working as a co-pilot of Boeing 767 in All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (ANA)’s Flight Crew Center, he was selected as an astronaut candidate by JAXA in February 2009 and joined JAXA in April 2009. He has completed all basic training requirements, thus he was certified as an ISS astronaut in July, 2011.

From July to October 2016, he stayed on the ISS for 113 days as a flight engineer for the Expedition 48/49 mission. He maneuvered the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) and became the first Japanese astronaut to capture the Cygnus spacecraft in space. He built a new experimental environment in Kibo and conducted many experiments for both JAXA and International Partners.


International Astronautical Congress 2018

1–5 October 2018

Bremen, Germany