Report by JAXA Astronaut Kimiya Yui

March 13, 2016

10:30 am - 4:00 pm

JAXA Astronaut Kimiya Yui is back from his mission to the International Space Station, and he’ll be coming to Yahaba, Iwate, to give a talk on his experience.


Ohori Hall, Yahaba Campus, Iwate Medical University
Google maps: Click here
How to get there: About a five minute walk from JR Yahaba Station (on the Tohoku-Honsen train line).


General audiences (content will be suitable for elementary through high school students)






1) 10:30-12:00
Mini experiment: “Making protein crystals” (limit 50 participants)
Iwate Medical University and JAXA have used the Kibo: Japanese Experiment Module on the International Space Station to experiment with crystalizing proteins. These proteins are involved with pathogen growth so we wanted to find out how they were structured. At this event, you’ll be able to try the protein crystal experiment yourself with JAXA staff and Iwate Medical University researchers.

2) 14:00-16:00
Report on Kimiya Yui’s mission to space
Part 1: Report on the 44th and 45th missions to the International Space Station
A report and Q&A with astronaut Kimiya Yui
Part 2: Learning more about the Kibo: Japanese Experiment Module – a Japanese laboratory floating in space
Learn more about the protein crystal experiments done in low-gravity
Part 3: All about being an astronaut

How to reserve

You need to reserve your spot by contacting Iwate Medical University.
※Deadline: March 6 (Sun) through their online application.
Flyer for the event: 油井飛行士A4チラシ両面 (Japanese)


Iwate Medical University
kibo (at) stbio (dot) org