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Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency Visits SMC

Mr. David Madden, Executive Director, Space and Missile Systems Center hosts Dr. Naoki Okumura, president of the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, along with other members of a JAXA delegation during their visit to Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif., on October 2, 2014. The JAXA delegation was treated to a tour of historic displays given by chief historian, Dr. Harry Waldron, and a briefing about SMC. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarah Corrice)

Mr. David Madden, Executive Director, Space and Missile Systems Center hosts Dr. Naoki Okumura, president of the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, along with other members of a JAXA delegation during their visit to Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif., on October 2, 2014. The JAXA delegation was treated to a tour of historic displays given by chief historian, Dr. Harry Waldron, and a briefing about SMC. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarah Corrice)

Mr. David Madden, Executive Director, Space and Missile Systems Center hosts Dr. Naoki Okumura, president of the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, along with other members of a JAXA delegation during their visit to Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif., on October 2, 2014. The JAXA delegation was treated to a tour of historic displays given by chief historian, Dr. Harry Waldron, and a briefing about SMC. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarah Corrice)

Mr. David Madden, Executive Director, Space and Missile Systems Center hosts Dr. Naoki Okumura, president of the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, along with other members of a JAXA delegation during their visit to Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif., on October 2, 2014. The JAXA delegation was treated to a tour of historic displays given by chief historian, Dr. Harry Waldron, and a briefing about SMC. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarah Corrice)

Mr. David Madden, Executive Director, Space and Missile Systems Center hosts Dr. Naoki Okumura, president of the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, along with other members of a JAXA delegation during their visit to Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif., on October 2, 2014. The JAXA delegation was treated to a tour of historic displays given by chief historian, Dr. Harry Waldron, and a briefing about SMC. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarah Corrice)

Mr. David Madden, Executive Director, Space and Missile Systems Center hosts Dr. Naoki Okumura, president of the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, along with other members of a JAXA delegation during their visit to Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif., on October 2, 2014. The JAXA delegation was treated to a tour of historic displays given by chief historian, Dr. Harry Waldron, and a briefing about SMC. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarah Corrice)

LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, El Segundo, Calif. -- Mr. David Madden, Executive Director, Space and Missile Systems Center hosts Dr. Naoki Okumura, president of the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, along with other members of a JAXA delegation during their visit to Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif., on October 2, 2014. The JAXA delegation was treated to a tour of historic displays given by chief historian, Dr. Harry Waldron, and a briefing about SMC. (U.S. Air Force photos by Sarah Corrice)