It's been a great trip and we'll come back with a lot of stories.
"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.More Soichi Noguchi on Wikipedia.
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.