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Tokyo, Nov. 17 (Jiji Press)--A U.S. spacecraft carrying four astronauts including Soichi Noguchi from Japan docked with the International Space Station on Tuesday Japan time, a day after its liftoff from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Noguchi, 55, who is on his third trip to space, and three U.S. astronauts will stay aboard the ISS for six months.

After the Crew Dragon capsule docked with the ISS at 1:01 p.m. Tuesday Japan time (4:01 a.m. GMT), the astronauts entered the ISS after a hatch connecting the spacecraft and the orbiting laboratory opened at 3:02 p.m.

The Crew Dragon, developed by U.S. company SpaceX, traveled to the ISS almost automatically after the liftoff and docked with the ISS slowly at a speed of less than 10 centimeters per second.

As the hatch opened, the existing ISS crew members welcomed the four with hugs, celebrating their safe arrival.





Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi has traveled to the International Space Station on a space shuttle and a Russian capsule. He’s now gearing up to launch on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spaceship, becoming only the third person to launch from Earth into orbit on three different types of spacecraft.

He will join a small club that, so far, only includes NASA astronauts Wally Schirra and John Young. Schirra flew on NASA’s Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo capsules, while Young rocketed into orbit on two Gemini flights, two Apollo missions, and two space shuttle launches.

“It’s quite an honor to have the same experience like Mr. John Young did,” Noguchi said. “I still remember my astronaut candidate days, when I came here back in 1996, John Young was still flying T-38s. So I had the privilege to fly with him. So it’s definitely quite an honor.”
 
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What kind of honour to be just a tourist using others technology into space?

Like vietnamese brag to be into space even earlier than Chinese but.... It's a Soviet spacecraft. You just pay money with zero contribution and it's no feat. :lol:
 

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What kind of honour to be just a tourist using others technology into space?

Like vietnamese brag to be into space even earlier than Chinese but.... It's a Soviet spacecraft. You just pay money with zero contribution and it's no feat. :lol:
The Vietnamese here will say it's easy, they can build whatever China can do. The reason they don't do it is because it is a waste of money.
 

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What kind of honour to be just a tourist using others technology into space?

Like vietnamese brag to be into space even earlier than Chinese but.... It's a Soviet spacecraft. You just pay money with zero contribution and it's no feat. :lol:
Well you can just chalk it up as yet another failure by Asians in general. Not only the Japanese:tdown: Vietnamese:tdown: and Indians:tdown:.but the Chinese:tdown: too. Your manned spacecraft is based on the Soyuz...don't kid yourself on its roots.





Which one is the mid 1960's era Soyuz again?

So far after nearly 60 years of man in space only the US:tup: and Russia:tup: have launched men into space on indigenously designed spacecraft. Thumbs downs to ESA:tdown: also for sleeping.

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Astronaut Noguchi says SpaceX ship offered 'best' flight to ISS

WASHINGTON – Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi said Thursday that U.S. company SpaceX’s Crew Dragon vessel provided “the best” ride as compared to the two other spacecraft — the U.S. Space Shuttle and Russia’s Soyuz craft — he has previously flown in for missions to the International Space Station.

“The Dragon is the best, short answer. And of course each vehicle has its own peculiarity, but I feel Dragon is really ready to go up … It’s fun to ride,” said Noguchi, 55, during a news conference at the ISS with other astronauts from NASA. He has become the only active astronaut to launch aboard three different types of spacecraft.



The Crew Dragon, carrying Noguchi and three American astronauts, docked with the ISS on Monday following its liftoff atop a Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida a day earlier.

Noguchi described feeling as if the spacecraft “really wanted to go to space” as the rocket was being fueled in the minutes before blastoff, as well as when the vibrations hit from the thrusters firing outside his window seat.

“This feels like you are actually inside a dragon, bringing us up to space, so that was quite a feeling,” he said.

It was the second manned flight to the orbiting laboratory by the commercially developed spacecraft, following a test flight earlier in the year with two NASA astronauts. Noguchi was selected as the first non-NASA astronaut to fly aboard the Crew Dragon.

“I’m very humbled and honored to fly three vehicles after Mr. John Young and Wally Schirra,” Noguchi said, referring to two NASA astronauts who are the only others known to have launched on three kinds of spacecraft.

But he also welcomed that more astronauts are expected to follow suit through a series of planned Crew Dragon missions, while signaling eagerness to fly in a new spacecraft in the future.

“The race (has) just begun for who’s going to be the first one” to fly in four different space vehicles, he said, adding, “So, watch out for that.”

Noguchi is a veteran astronaut with experience from two previous missions, having been aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery in 2005 — the first Space Shuttle mission after the loss of Columbia in 2003 — and a Russian Soyuz spacecraft for a 161-day stay on the ISS between 2009 and 2010.

Noguchi and the three NASA astronauts will stay at the ISS for six months and conduct scientific experiments, among other activities. Their arrival raised the total number of members aboard the ISS to seven.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has highlighted the importance of sending more astronauts to the ISS, which increases the capacity for scientific research in space.

Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, 51, is also expected to fly aboard the next Crew Dragon mission to the ISS in the spring to serve as a commander there, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.

Also on Friday, science minister Koichi Hagiuda said Koichi Wakata and Satoshi Furukawa are scheduled for long-term missions on the International Space Station.

Wakata, 57, will begin his stay on the ISS around 2022 and Furukawa, 56, around 2023, Hagiuda said in a news conference.

For Wakata, who made his first flight to the ISS aboard a NASA Space Shuttle in 1996, the next mission will be his fifth, while Furukawa’s mission to the space station will be his second after his first flight aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft in 2011.

JAXA will recruit a group of potential astronauts next fall to send on a lunar exploration project as part of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Artemis program.
 

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2 more Japanese astronauts scheduled for long missions on space station: minister

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Japanese astronauts Koichi Wakata and Satoshi Furukawa are scheduled for long-term missions on the International Space Station, Japan's science minister Koichi Hagiuda said.

Wakata, 57, will begin his stay on the ISS around 2022 and Furukawa, 56, around 2023, he said.

"We hope that they will build the future for our country's space development, and give dreams to the people of Japan," he said.

For Wakata, who made his first flight to the ISS aboard a NASA Space Shuttle in 1996, the next mission will be his fifth, while Furukawa's mission to the space station will be his second after his first flight aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft in 2011.

Last Tuesday, Soichi Noguchi, 55, and three American astronauts departed for the ISS aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft, commercially developed by Space Exploration Technologies Corp., commonly known as SpaceX.

They will stay at the ISS for six months, conducting scientific experiments while in orbit above the Earth.

Another Japanese astronaut, Akihiko Hoshide, 51, is expected to launch aboard the next Crew Dragon mission to the ISS in the spring to serve as commander, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said.

JAXA will recruit a group of potential astronauts next fall to send on a lunar exploration project as part of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Artemis program.

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Astronaut Soichi Noguchi still adapting to life on ISS

Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi said Tuesday he is still trying to adapt to life in space after arriving at the International Space Station aboard a commercially developed SpaceX Crew Dragon ship about a week ago.

“It will still take more time for my body to get used to (this environment),” the 55-year-old veteran astronaut said in an online news conference. “I would like to go back to basics and conduct my mission with a clean state of mind.”

The Crew Dragon ship carrying Noguchi and three American astronauts — Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker — docked with the ISS after lifting off atop a Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Nov. 15. Their arrival raised the total number aboard the ISS to seven.

He said each mission is “different” and noticed how much the space station had changed since his last stay 10 years ago.

Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) was aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery in 2005 and a Russian Soyuz spacecraft in 2009.

During his current mission, Noguchi said he is looking forward to sharing space food with other crew members. He said he brought fried chicken and yakisoba stir-fried noodles from Japan, as well as salmon rice balls and red rice he plans to share on the occasion of Thanksgiving later this month.

“What is most important in terms of life in space is having a wide variety of food,” he said. “I think the American and Russian astronauts will enjoy (what I brought).”

He is expected to carry out experiments involving iPS cells, or induced pluripotent stem cells, that can be converted into different types of cells in the body during his stay on the ISS, according to JAXA.
 

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Well you can just chalk it up as yet another failure by Asians in general. Not only the Japanese:tdown: Vietnamese:tdown: and Indians:tdown:.but the Chinese:tdown: too. Your manned spacecraft is based on the Soyuz...don't kid yourself on its roots.





Which one is the mid 1960's era Soyuz again?

So far after nearly 60 years of man in space only the US:tup: and Russia:tup: have launched men into space on indigenously designed spacecraft. Thumbs downs to ESA:tdown: also for sleeping.

Proven Manned spacecraft:
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Soyuz is divided into link module, return module and fuel module, while Shenzhou spacecraft is divided into orbit module, return module and propulsion module

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I've known for a long time that your brain can't understand the difference between these high-tech products, but there's something wrong with your eyes that I didn't expect:coffee:
 

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WTF? Why are you guys trying hard to derail this Japanese astronaut thread???

I've known for a long time that your brain can't understand the difference between these high-tech products, but there's something wrong with your eyes that I didn't expect:coffee:
Wow are you in a complete state of denial


"Shenzhou (/ˈʃɛnˈdʒoʊ/;[1] Chinese: 神舟; pinyin: Shénzhōu) is a spacecraft developed and operated by China using Soyuz technology to support its crewed spaceflight program
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The Chinese crewed spacecraft program was relaunched in 1992 with Project 921. The Phase One spacecraft followed the general layout of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, with three modules that could separate for reentry. China signed a deal with Russia in 1995 for the transfer of Soyuz technology, including life support and docking systems"

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The Russians didn't need to sign any deal to jumpstart their Soyuz development. They figured it ALL out themselves.

The US didn't need to sign any deal to jumpstart our Mercury/Apollo,Shuttle/Crew Dragon development. We figured it out ourselves.

The Chinese space program needed help. You guys got the Soyuz tech and modified it.
 
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Wow are you in a complete state of denial


"Shenzhou (/ˈʃɛnˈdʒoʊ/;[1] Chinese: 神舟; pinyin: Shénzhōu) is a spacecraft developed and operated by China using Soyuz technology to support its crewed spaceflight program
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The Chinese crewed spacecraft program was relaunched in 1992 with Project 921. The Phase One spacecraft followed the general layout of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, with three modules that could separate for reentry. China signed a deal with Russia in 1995 for the transfer of Soyuz technology, including life support and docking systems"

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The Russians didn't need to sign any deal to jumpstart their Soyuz development. They figured it ALL out themselves.

The US didn't need to sign any deal to jumpstart our Mercury/Apollo,Shuttle/Crew Dragon development. We figured it out ourselves.

The Chinese space program needed help. You guys got the Soyuz tech and modified it.

but there's something wrong with your eyes that I COMPLETELY expected
China's Shenzhou has adopted a different design concept from the Soyuz. According to AFP on October 12, 2003, Russian aerospace technology expert Yuri grigoriyev said, "China has made use of our experience, but has not blindly copied our technology; China has abided by the principle that all technical equipment must be made in China.".

According to your logic, the development of mercury / Apollo, space shuttle / crew dragon in the United States is all based on German rocket technology, and everything that uses fuel in the world copies Chinese technology.

You have problems with your brain and eyes. I suggest you see a doctor
 

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Well you can just chalk it up as yet another failure by Asians in general. Not only the Japanese:tdown: Vietnamese:tdown: and Indians:tdown:.but the Chinese:tdown: too. Your manned spacecraft is based on the Soyuz...don't kid yourself on its roots.





Which one is the mid 1960's era Soyuz again?

So far after nearly 60 years of man in space only the US:tup: and Russia:tup: have launched men into space on indigenously designed spacecraft. Thumbs downs to ESA:tdown: also for sleeping.

Proven Manned spacecraft:
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Lol... These has debated many times and u still trying to beat the dead horses? Chinese shenzhou is not a copy. I know American is desperate to try to paint the link.


"Up until Shenzhou 8, the orbital module of the Shenzhou was equipped with its own propulsion, solar power, and control systems, allowing autonomous flight. It is possible for Shenzhou to leave an orbital module in orbit for redocking with a later spacecraft, a capability which Soyuz does not possess, since the only hatch between the orbital and reentry modules is a part of the reentry module, and orbital module is depressurized after separation."

And finally US space shuttle is a massive failure. Very unsafe dangerous and super expensive. It is an white elephant which even US discard it. It's not revolution but failure only. The space craft that killed most astronaut.


Nothing is called innovative if it's dangerous that claim lives. :lol:
 

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Again...why are you guys trying so hard to derail this Japanese astronaut thread???

China's Shenzhou has adopted a different design concept from the Soyuz. According to AFP on October 12, 2003, Russian aerospace technology expert Yuri grigoriyev said, "China has made use of our experience, but has not blindly copied our technology; China has abided by the principle that all technical equipment must be made in China.".

According to your logic, the development of mercury / Apollo, space shuttle / crew dragon in the United States is all based on German rocket technology, and everything that uses fuel in the world copies Chinese technology.

You have problems with your brain and eyes. I suggest you see a doctor
Are you completely oblivious? If your Shenzhou had zero to do with the Soyuz Yuri Grigoriyev would simply have said that. Why would he even bother mentioning that all technical equipment must be made in China if it was totally irrelevant?

Nobody said Russia built your Shenzhou. You had the Soyuz plans and so, as he said, you didn't completely copy it bolt for bolt. You made adjustments to their old 1960's era design...but you can still see the same basic design reflected in the shape. To non-Chinese it's obvious but for you it is not and you see it as 100% indigenous.

BTW notice another big similarity...how are you planning on talking your way out of this one?
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Russian Soyuz Sokol Spacesuit (introduced in 1973)

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Chinese Shenzhou Spacesuit


"Up until Shenzhou 8, the orbital module of the Shenzhou was equipped with its own propulsion, solar power, and control systems, allowing autonomous flight. It is possible for Shenzhou to leave an orbital module in orbit for redocking with a later spacecraft, a capability which Soyuz does not possess, since the only hatch between the orbital and reentry modules is a part of the reentry module, and orbital module is depressurized after separation."
As Yuri said you didn't blindy copy it. You made improvements to their 1960's era Soyuz design. It was the 1990's when you were building it. They barely had adequate computers in the 1960's. Nobody expects you to fill the Shenzhou with old vacuum tubes.
 
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Are you completely oblivious? If your Shenzhou had zero to do with the Soyuz Yuri Grigoriyev would simply have said that. Why would he even bother mentioning that all technical equipment must be made in China if it was totally irrelevant?

Nobody said Russia built your Shenzhou. You had the Soyuz plans and so, as he said, you didn't completely copy it bolt for bolt. You made adjustments to their old 1960's era design...but you can still see the same basic design reflected in the shape. To non-Chinese it's obvious but for you it is not and you see it as 100% indigenous.

You have problems with your brain and eyes. I suggest you see a doctor


As Yuri said you didn't blindy copy it. You made improvements to their 1960's era Soyuz design. It was the 1990's when you were building it. They barely had adequate computers in the 1960's. Nobody expects you to fill the Shenzhou with old vacuum tubes.
In addition to being similar in shape, the internal functions and design of Shenzhou and Soyuz are different. If it looks like a copy, when are you going to replace your car wheels with square ones?

Your brain problem can't drag on any longer
 

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Again...why are you guys trying so hard to derail this Japanese astronaut thread???

In addition to being similar in shape, the internal functions and design of Shenzhou and Soyuz are different. If it looks like a copy, when are you going to replace your car wheels with square ones?

Your brain problem can't drag on any longer
I see you are completely stumped on explaining away the copied spacesuits. :enjoy:

I'm afraid those Soyuz Sokol spacesuits tell the real truth of the entire Shenzhou story. Not only did you get the Soyuz plans but also the special spacesuits that plug into them. You made changes to the ship but not much at all to the custom spacesuits.

Your brain problem can't drag on any longer
 
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