[November 19]
1997

Takao Doi '04 (PhD) flies on his 1st NASA space shuttle mission. Doi travels 6.5 million miles in 15 days, 16 hours and 34 minutes and becomes the 1st Japanese astronaut to walk in space. In 2009, Doi leaves NASA for an appointment in the Space Applications Section of the United Nations. Takao has the Rice stuff

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