Koichi Wakata
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Koichi Wakata becomes International Space Station's first Japanese commander

The International Space Station has a new commander.

Koichi Wakata took over the reins during a ceremony on the ISS which was watched by ground control.

He is the first Japanese astronaut in history to take up the post.

Alpa Patel reports.

  • 10 Mar 2014
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