Soichi Noguchi

photo Soichi Noguchi

First name and last name Soichi Noguchi
Date of birth 15.04.1965
Nationality JPN
Space Agency Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Status Active
Type of astronaut Rządowa agencja


  • STS-114
  • Soyuz TMA-17

Additional information Soichi Noguchi

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.