50th Anniversary of the opening of Katsuura and Okinawa Tracking and Communications Stations!
We held special events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Katsuura and Okinawa Tracking and Communications Stations (in Katsuura on 27th of January 2018, and in Okinawa on 17th of February 2018). Thank you all for coming to the events! We held memorial lectures by Astronaut Yui at Katsuura Station, and Astronaut Oonishi at Okinawa Station and they talked about their experiences in space. There were other events such as exhibitions of drawings of children living in Katsuura and Onna village, and photographs of antennas from older days. We also had a demonstration of a test lunar rover. I am so happy to see a lot of people were having a good time. See you at the next event!
Open House Day of Masuda Tracking and Communication Station
Masuda Tracking and Communication Station will be open for public on Saturday, October 28, 2017. A lot of fun events await you including: Quiz Rally: Get a souvenir by participating in a quiz rally and learn a lot about the roles of Masuda Tracking and Communication Station! Lecture: JAXA staff talks about a career of an astronaut Experiment: VR-experience of space experiment conducted at ISS KIBO Arts and Crafts: Make an original white board! Event: Try on a spacesuit (blue/orange) Please come and join us at Masuda Tracking and Communication Station! Please visit us with your family and/or friends!