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2009-03-25 20:52:58

Space, the final frontier, is where the Japanese have gone to try out their new odor-free underwear. Japanese astronaut Takao Doi is at the International Space Station testing underwear made of a special nanotech fabric that purportedly makes them stink-free even after several consecutive days of use

2005-12-21 18:05:10

Japan's space agency said Wednesday it is considering developing its own space suit that can be used in future manned space projects.


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2012-01-16 20:12:26

Takao Doi is a Japanese astronaut who flew on two NASA space shuttle missions. He was born on September 18, 1954 in Minamitama, Tokyo, Japan. He earned a doctorate in aerospace engineering from the University of Tokyo, and he researched at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science. In 1985, Doi was chosen to be an astronaut for the Japanese manned space program. He carried out more research in the United States at NASA's Lewis Research Center and the University of Colorado at Boulder....

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dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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