|Born||29 January 1948|
Yoichi, Hokkaidō, Japan
Time in space
|19d 04h 09m|
|Selection||1985 NASDA Group|
|Thesis||Physical adsorption on metals. (1976)|
Mamoru "Mark" Mohri (毛利 衛, Mōri Mamoru, born 29 January 1948), AM is a Japanese scientist, a former NASDA astronaut, and a veteran of two NASA space shuttle missions. He is the first Japanese astronaut who was part of an official Japanese space program. The first-ever Japanese person in space, Toyohiro Akiyama, was a journalist who was trained in the Soviet Union.
Most of Mohri's work has been in the field of materials and vacuum sciences. From 1975 to 1985, Mohri was a member of the nuclear engineering faculty of Hokkaido University, where he worked on nuclear fusion-related projects.
Mohri was selected by the National Space Development Agency of Japan (now JAXA) to train as a payload specialist for a Japanese materials science payload. He flew his first space mission aboard STS-47 in 1992 as chief payload specialist for Spacelab-J. Mohri subsequently made another trip into space as part of mission STS-99 in 2000.
As of 2001, Mohri is the Executive Director for the Miraikan, the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo.