Soichi Noguchi
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"Soichi Noguchi"/?? ??/Noguchi S?ichi/born 15 April 1965 in Yokohama, Japan}} is a Japanese aeronautical engineer and a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency/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 program/Space Shuttle mission after the Columbia disaster/Columbia disaster. He was most recently in space as part of the Soyuz TMA-17 crew and Expedition 22 to the International Space Station, 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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It's been a great trip and we'll come back with a lot of stories.

Space noodles were one of the things I was really looking forward to.

As a rookie astronaut, I could not ask for more, ... We had three spacewalks, two bonus extension days in space and one great crew.

Steve, we trained for four years; you're going to spend the next four years signing autographs.