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Mamoru Mohri is known as Japan’s first payload specialist and was a crew member aboard the U.S. shuttle Endeavor on its first space flight in 1992, but what is less well known is his enthusiasm for aerobics.

His first encounter with aerobics dates back to 1984, only two years after it became popular in Japan, and he once won a local contest in the United States.

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