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Norishige Kanai

Norishige Kanai

  • Status: Active
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 12/05/1976
  • First Flight: 12/17/2017
  • Last Flight: 12/17/2017


Norishige Kanai, a Japanese astronaut affiliated with the government agency Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, embarked on 1 space flights and engaging in 1 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Norishige Kanai, M.D. is a Japanese doctor and JAXA astronaut.

He is a lieutenant and Diving Medical Officer in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (Medical Service Division, 1st Service School). He served as a crew member on board the International Space Station for Expedition 54/55, and returned to Earth on June 3 2018.

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