Norishige Kanai is a Japanese doctor and JAXA astronaut.
12 Facts About Norishige Kanai
Norishige Kanai is a lieutenant and Diving Medical Officer in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.
Norishige Kanai enjoys Iaido and other Japanese traditional martial arts, scuba diving, and traveling.
Norishige Kanai is a member of the Japan Surgical Society and the Japanese Society of Hyperbaric and Undersea Medicine.
Norishige Kanai was commissioned from the National Defense Medical College in 2002.
Norishige Kanai completed the Diving Medicine Course and qualified as a Diving Medical Officer in 2004.
Norishige Kanai was transferred to Japan Self Defense Force Hospital Kure, Hiroshima, Japan, in 2008.
Norishige Kanai worked at the JMSDF 1st Service School from June to September 2009.
Norishige Kanai was certified as an ISS astronaut in July 2011.
Norishige Kanai was launched on into space onboard Soyuz MS-07 on December 17,2017 07:21 UTC.
In January 2018 Norishige Kanai received publicity after mistakenly tweeting that he had grown "as much as 9 cm" taller due to the absence of gravity.