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2009-12-31 08:51:13

Wisconsin Rep. Mary Williams will attend a discussion Jan. 6, 2010, among astronauts orbiting 220 miles above Earth and students from two Wisconsin schools. International Space Station Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineers T.J. Creamer and Soichi Noguchi will speak with students from Winter School in Winter, Wis., and Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School in Hayward, Wis. Williams, Creamer and Noguchi are members of the station's Expedition 22 crew. Williams is a 1976 graduate of Winter...

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2009-12-20 16:45:00

NASA astronaut T.J. Creamer, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi, all flight engineers, launched in their Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:52 p.m. EST Sunday to begin a two-day journey to the International Space Station. Less than 10 minutes after launch, their spacecraft reached orbit and its antennas and solar arrays were deployed. NASA astronaut and Expedition 22 Commander Jeff Williams and...

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2009-12-20 08:50:00

Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi will be sent into space on Sunday with a load of raw seafood. Noguchi will take off from the Baikonur cosmodrome with Russia's Oleg Kotov and NASA's Timothy Creamer. "We had training in Japan and I trained (my space colleagues) to be sushi lovers, so I am going to make a couple of flavors of sushi," Noguchi told a press conference ahead of Sunday's launch of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft. "...Some sashimi, and raw fish and sushi and I will bring that up to...

2005-08-09 13:49:39

CHIGASAKI, Japan -- Hundreds of students, officials and hometown well-wishers let out a cheer as the space shuttle Discovery returned safely to Earth with Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi on board. About 400 people gathered at a school gymnasium in Noguchi's hometown, Chigasaki, to watch a live broadcast showing the return of the shuttle and its seven astronauts. The coastal city is just south of Tokyo. "Welcome back!" the crowd shouted with a mixture of joy and relief as Discovery touched...

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2005-07-26 18:50:00

CHIGASAKI, Japan -- Drums pounded and hundreds of hometown well-wishers roared with joy Tuesday as Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi blasted off aboard the space shuttle Discovery. About 300 people braved a typhoon and crowded into a brightly decorated reception room at City Hall to watch ride into space with six other astronauts. Chigasaki, a coastal city just south of Tokyo, is Noguchi's hometown. "It's magnificent," said Takakazu Ishii, 26, after watching the liftoff. "It's amazing."...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.