Live broadcast of Astronaut Wakata’s inauguration as ISS commander from
Astronaut Koichi Wakata, who is on a long-duration stay as a flight engineer for the 38th expedition mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS), will assume the post of ISS commander for Expedition 39 on March 9. Astronaut Wakata will be the first Japanese ISS commander. JAXA will broadcast his inauguration ceremony live through the Internet. The program will mainly relay the live ceremony scene from NASA TV while reviewing his past achievements and introducing future missions.