Konnichi Wa, Kibo

Japanese Astronauts in zero g
Credit: NASA

As the first section of the Japanese Kibo module is attached to the International Space Station this week, Air & Space Magazine takes an in-depth look at the country’s small but ambitious human spaceflight program.

Former NASA astronaut Dan Berry talks with Japanese astronauts and space agency officials about their goals for the future and the cultural challenges they face in working with Americans and other members of the space station program.