Soichi Noguchi

Soichi Noguchi

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Nationality Japanese

Date Of Birth 1965-04-15

Status Active

Type Government


Astronaut Biography

Soichi Noguchi (野口 聡一 Noguchi Sōichi, born 15 April 1965 in Yokohama, Japan) 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.

Soichi Noguchi's Launches

Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX USCV-1 (NASA Crew Flight 1)

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SpaceX
Launch Complex 39A
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Soyuz-FG | Soyuz TMA-17

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Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)
1/5
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Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-114

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United Space Alliance
Launch Complex 39B
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