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NASA and NASDA

Last Updated 1999-02-13

Chopsticks in Space: NASA and NASDA

NASA Photo ID: STS047-31-009
File Name: 10064956.jpg
Film Type: 35 mm
Date Taken: 09/20/92

Title: STS-47 crew members eat on OV-105's mid deck using chopsticks

Description: STS-47 Pilot Curtis L. Brown, Jr., with chopsticks in his mouth, juggles a handheld computer and a food container while trying to get a bite to eat. Commander Robert L. Gibson (right), holding chopsticks in his hand, watches Brown as Payload Specialist Mamoru Mohri, in the background, prepares to consume his meal in the manner he is accustomed to. Mohri represents Japan's National Space Development Agency (NASDA). The three crew members are on the mid deck of Endeavour, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105. Several months of training, as well as the eight-days of sharing research on the Spacelab Japan (SLJ) mission, allowed the astronauts and payload specialist to learn a great deal about the two cultures.

Reproduced with permission of NASA's Johnson Space Center

Chopsticks in Space: NASA and NASDA

NASA Photo ID: STS51C-09-002
File Name: 10062002.jpg
Film Type: 35 mm
Date Taken: 01/25/85

Title: Astronaut Ellison Onizuka eating with chopsticks on the mid deck

Description: Mission specialist Ellison S. Onizuka is attempting to use chopsticks to eat his meal on the mid deck of the Discovery during the STS 51-C mission. A food tray is floating on his lap and another is attached to the mid deck lockers.

Reproduced with permission of NASA's Johnson Space Center

 

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