Soichi Noguchi

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Soichi Noguchi (野口 聡一, Noguchi Sōichi, born 15 April 1965) is a Japanese aeronautical engineer and former 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 also 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Soichi Noguchi has received more than 359,327 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Soichi Noguchi is the 227th most popular astronaut (down from 166th in 2019), the 1,383rd most popular biography from Japan (down from 1,088th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Soichi Noguchi ranks 227 out of 524Before him are Anatoly Artsebarsky, André Kuipers, Liu Yang, Henry Hartsfield, Loren Acton, and Thomas Reiter. After him are Lisa Nowak, Thomas Pesquet, Marcos Pontes, Bryan D. O'Connor, Norman Thagard, and Valery Korzun.

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Among people born in 1965, Soichi Noguchi ranks 303Before him are Péricles Chamusca, Michal Bílek, José Tolentino de Mendonça, Kazuo Echigo, Bjørn Lomborg, and Albert Sánchez Piñol. After him are Debi Diamond, Patrick Roy, Fran Escribá, Michael Wong, Salou Djibo, and Carlos Carvalhal.

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Among people born in Japan, Soichi Noguchi ranks 1,383 out of 6,048Before him are Kazuo Echigo (1965), Junko Ishida (1966), Jun Maeda (1975), Mitski (1990), Yutaka Ikeuchi (1961), and Yui Horie (1976). After him are Mitsuko Horie (1957), Inio Asano (1980), Reki Kawahara (1974), Kaoru Kadohara (1970), Chiaki Kuriyama (1984), and Yoshioka Yayoi (1871).


Among astronauts born in Japan, Soichi Noguchi ranks 5Before him are Toyohiro Akiyama (1942), Chiaki Mukai (1952), Akihiko Hoshide (1968), and Mamoru Mohri (1948). After him are Koichi Wakata (1963), Takao Doi (1954), Naoko Yamazaki (1970), Satoshi Furukawa (1964), Kimiya Yui (1970), Takuya Onishi (1975), and Norishige Kanai (1976).

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