Koichi Wakata

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Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata smiles after planting a tree during... News PhotoAstronaut,Baikonur,Japan,Kazakhstan,Koichi Wakata,Planting,Russia,Science and Technology,Smiling,Space Mission,Spaceport,Tree,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPJapanese astronaut Koichi Wakata smiles after planting a tree during a break in the preflight training in the Russian leased Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome on November 1, 2013. The plate reads: This tree was planted by Koichi Wakata from Japan in 2013. The three-man crew, including Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata, Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin and US astronaut Rick Mastracchio, is scheduled to blast off to the International Space Station (ISS) from Baikonur on November 7. AFP PHOTO / STR (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)