● Former NASA Astronaut Daniel Tani Special Lecture and General Assembly〜Daniel Tani元NASA宇宙飛行士特別講演と年次総会〜
Former NASA Astronaut Daniel Tani氏 特別講演


 日本MIT会 会員及び関係者の皆様
日頃より日本MIT会へのご支援、厚く御礼申し上げます。 さて、2018年2月21日(水)18時半よりアークヒルズカフェにて、2018年度の年次総会を下記の通り開催いたします。今回は、特別講演として、元NASA宇宙飛行士Daniel Tani氏(機械工学科、84年卒)にスピーカーとしてご講演いただき、そののち懇親会を行う予定です。多くの会員の皆様のご来場をお待ちいたしております。お知り合いの方もお誘いあわせの上ご参加下さい。本会へのサポートにより、参加費用が下がりました。正会員2,000円、一般の方3,000円です。お早目の登録をお願いいたします。
日時: 2月21日(水) 18:30〜21:15
18:00〜18:30 開場、受付
18:30〜19:00 日本MIT会 2018 年度年次総会
19:00〜20:00 特別講演 (英語)
20:00〜21:15 懇親会 (食事・お飲物)
アークヒルズカラヤン広場 スペイン坂入口

正会員 2,000円
準会員・一般 3,000円
Special Lecture by Former NASA Astronaut Daniel Tani
And General Assembly 2018

 Dear Members and Friends,
Thank you for your continuing support of the MIT Association of Japan. We will be holding the Special Lecture and General Assembly Meeting on February 21, 2018 (Wednesday) at the Ark Hills Café. This year’s lecture will be given by Daniel Tani, former NASA astronaut and alumnus (Course II, BS, MS, Class of ’84). The lecture will be followed by networking reception. We hope to see many of you there! Your friends are also welcome.Thanks to additional support, the participation fee has been reduced. 2,000 yen for due paying members and 3,000 yen for others. Please register soon.
 To register for the event, please go to the MIT Association of Japan home page http://www.mit-j.org/en/homepage.htm , access “Event Calendar” and register. The event seating is limited to one hundred, and registration will close when seats are filled. If you would like to take this opportunity to upgrade to a regular member from associate, please contact info@mit-j.org . For questions please contact the same.
Event Overview

Date and Time:Feb. 21(Wed.) 18:30〜21:15
18:00〜18:30   Door Open and Registration
18:30〜19:00   MIT Association of Japan General Meeting 2018
         (Slides will be in Japanese, presentation will be mixed languages)
19:00〜20:00   Special Lecture (English)
20:00〜21:15   Reception (Food and Drinks)

Venue:Ark Hills Café
1-3-40 Roppongi, Minatoku, Tokyo.
Ark Hills Karajan Square, at the entrance of Spanish Slope.

Participation Cost:
Regular Members 2,000 yen
Associate Members and General 3,000 yen
【Speaker Profile】
Mr. Daniel (Dan) Tani is a faculty member at The American School in Japan (ASIJ), teaching High School and Middle School science, technology and design. Before joining ASIJ, Dan served as Vice President for Cargo and Mission Operations at Orbital ATK (was Orbital Sciences Corporation), a Washington DC-area aerospace company. As a member of the management team for the Cygnus program, he was responsible for cargo and real-time mission operations for the Orbital ATK-designed, -built, and -operated spacecraft which delivers cargo to the International Space Station. Prior to his position at Orbital ATK, Dan was an astronaut based at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. In his 16 year career at NASA, he flew on 2 space missions, for an accumulated 132 days in space, featuring 6 space walks. On his first spaceflight (2001), he served as a Mission Specialist on the 12-day STS-108 mission aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour. On his second spaceflight (2007-2008), he served as a Flight Engineer for 4 months aboard the International Space Station (ISS) as a member of the Expedition 16 crew. He was delivered to the ISS as a member of the STS-120 crew aboard Space Shuttle Discovery, and was returned to Earth as a member of the STS-122 crew aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis. His spaceflight preparation included extensive training at the cosmonaut training facility in Star City, Russia; hiking and sea kayaking with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS); winter and sea survival courses; high performance jet flying; and serving as a member of the NEEMO-2 crew where he worked and lived in an underwater habitat for 8 days. In addition to his training and preparation for spaceflight, Dan served as Capsule Communicator (“Capcom”) in Mission Control, was a Branch Chief in the Astronaut Office’s Space Station branch, and performed other technical assignments. Originally from the Chicago area (Go Cubs!), Dan is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, having received a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering. He is a 3rd generation Japanese-American and the son of parents that were interned at the Topaz Relocation Center as part of the mandatory evacuation of Japanese descendants during World War II. An avid golfer, he lives with his wife Jane and 3 children in Tokyo.