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Soichi Noguchi
NASDA/JAXA Astronaut
Nationality Japanese
Status Active
Born April 15, 1965 (1965-04-15) (age 55)
Yokohama, Japan
Other occupation Engineer
Selection 1996 NASDA Group
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Soichi Noguchi (野口 聡一 Noguchi Sōichi, born 15 April 1965) is a Japanese aeronautical engineer and JAXA astronaut.

His first spaceflight was as a Mission Specialist aboard STS-114 on 26 July 2005 for NASA's first "return to flight" Space Shuttle mission after the Columbia disaster.

He was most recently in space as part of the Soyuz TMA-17 crew and Expedition 22 to the International Space Station (ISS), returning to Earth on 2 June 2010.

He is the fifth Japanese astronaut to fly in space and the fourth to fly on the space shuttle.


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