First Japanese astronaut gave two conferences in Peru

Isabel Guerra

Mamoru Mori, the first Japanese astronaut, visited Lima and offered two conferences thanks to the Embassy of Japan, the Peruvian-Japanese Association and the National Council of Science, Technology and Technologyc Innovation (Concytec).

His conferences focused on what the earth needs to survive.

Mori, who is at present the Director of the National Museum of Emergent Science and Innovation (Miraikan), dreamed to be an astronaut since his early childhood; he made his dream true in 1992, becoming the first Japanese in the outer space.

The Museum he manages, Miraikan, presents the latest advances in science and technology in an easily understandable way, to show that science is in fact part of daily life.

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