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Henk Boshuijer
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posted 05-23-2007 09:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Henk Boshuijer   Click Here to Email Henk Boshuijer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am going to Japan this July and I was wondering if there are places (like museums or exhibits)that I can visit. I am particularly interested in manned spaceflight. Are there people who have visited interesting space exhibits?

Ben
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posted 05-23-2007 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A stop at Tanegashima would probably be worthwhile. If not, there are JAXA facilities all over that appear to be open to the public:
http://www.jaxa.jp/visit/index_e.html

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posted 08-29-2007 08:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Choose2Go   Click Here to Email Choose2Go     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So, Hank, do we get a trip report?

Henk Boshuijer
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posted 08-29-2007 09:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Henk Boshuijer   Click Here to Email Henk Boshuijer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi there,

I came back from Japan 3 weeks ago and I actually did what Ben suggested. I visited one of the JAXA- offices. Not Takegashima unfortunately but the JAXA- office in the Maronouchi- area in Tokyo. They have a very small visitor center there where you can see models, getting your picture taken in a spacesuit and some real H1- rocket engines. I have to say the people there are very friendly (as almost all Japanese are) and they actually handed very expensive scale models to my four year old son so that I could take pictures. So actually there is not that much to see but still it is worth a visit.
The spacesuit looks very real and is an impressive sight. You can see a pic by clicking the link below. (feel free to comment and take a look at my Apollo- cm collection.) http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1217/974840844_09fa6cad24_b.jpg
If you want to see more click: http://www.flickr.com/photos/boshuyer

Greetings,

Henk Boshuijer

Philip
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posted 08-29-2007 09:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Super-Kamiokande the a neutrino observatory in Japan

Henk Boshuijer
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posted 08-29-2007 09:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Henk Boshuijer   Click Here to Email Henk Boshuijer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Philip, I wished I knew this before.... I was very close to the Gifu area....

Well next year I will visit it ..(we go to Japan every year to visit my wifes relatives).

If you have ideas of things to visit .... I am all ears....

Henk Boshuijer

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