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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 without washing, LiveScience reports on its Web site. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency says the underwear -- along with shirts and pants -- are called J-Wear. The fabric reportedly repels...

2008-03-24 01:56:49

HOUSTON - The seven astronauts aboard NASA's shuttle Endeavour will cast off from the International Space Station (ISS) late Monday after a record-long stay at the orbiting laboratory. Shuttle commander Dominic Gorie and his crew will undock from the station at 7:56 p.m. EDT (2356 GMT) tonight, wrapping up a packed 12 days of construction to deliver a Canadian-built robot and the first module of Japan's massive Kibo laboratory. "I sort of looked at this flight sort of like a...

2008-03-20 08:24:20

HOUSTON - When visiting someone's house - even in space - bring food. That was Japanese astronaut Takao Doi's motto and his country's orbital eats are apparently a hit aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Doi, a veteran spaceflyer who is helping deliver the first segment of Japan's massive Kibo laboratory to the ISS, packed three types of Japanese noodles, some salmon and steamed rice for his crewmates aboard the shuttle Endeavour and space station. "Actually, the Japanese...

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2008-03-15 03:35:00

Astronauts aboard the international space station overcame a worrisome power problem with their new, partially assembled robotic maintenance man late Friday, sending a wave or relief through his Canadian design team. The fliers also floated into a newly installed Japanese module for the first time, finding the enclosure ready to occupy. Dextre , a $209 million robot, and the 14-foot-long module, the station's first Japanese component, arrived aboard the shuttle Endeavour earlier this week....

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2008-03-14 08:20:00

Astronauts from four countries, two of them on an overnight spacewalk, joined forces to begin the assembly of a Canadian robot outside the international space station and attach a new Japanese module. The outing by astronauts Rick Linnehan and Garrett Reisman drew to a close today just after 3 a.m. CDT, spanning seven hours. The $209 million robotic handiman named Dextre arrived at the station late Wednesday in pieces packed aboard the shuttle Endeavour. The stowage module, the first piece of...

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2008-03-11 06:00:00

The shuttle Endeavour ignited the darkened Florida skies early today, as the winged ship raced into orbit on a pillar of fiery exhaust to begin a marathon assembly mission at the international space station. The shuttle and a crew of seven astronauts thundered away from the Kennedy Space Center at 1:28 a.m. CDT, climbing steeply on a northerly course that hugged much of the U.S. East Coast. Endeavour carries the first piece of Japan's near $1 billion Kibo science module and a $209 million...


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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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