Shore Leave 39 Guest: Yoji Kondo

Yoji Kondo
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Yoji Kondo holds a Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Pennsylvania, headed the astrophysics laboratory at the Johnson Space Center (formerly, Manned Spacecraft Center) during the Apollo and Skylab Missions, and was the NASA director of a geosynchronous satellite observatory for 15 years, among other roles. He also served as President of the International Astronomical Union's (IAU's) Commission on "Astronomy from Space", as well as President of the IAU Commission on "Close Binary Stars" and the IAU Division on "Variable Stars".

His avocation is judo (6th degree black-belt) and aikido (7th degree black belt), and has been teaching the martial arts for a few decades.