Hideo Itokawa

Engineer, Deceased Person

1912 – 1999

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Who was Hideo Itokawa?

Hideo Itokawa was a pioneer of Japanese rocketry and of the Japanese space program. In Japan, he was popularly known as Dr. Rocket, and he has been described in the media as the father of Japanese space development.

The asteroid 25143 Itokawa, named in honor of Itokawa, is notable as the target of the Hayabusa mission.

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Born
Jul 20, 1912
Tokyo
Nationality
  • Japan
Profession
Education
  • University of Tokyo
Died
Feb 21, 1999
Maruko

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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