National Aug 27, 2015

Japanese astronaut Kanai to travel to space in 2017

by Shusuke Murai

Norishige Kanai used to be a Maritime Self-Defense Force doctor specializing in undersea medicine, but in 2017 he will take a huge leap, as he puts it, "from deep sea to space." Kanai will travel aboard the Soyuz spacecraft into space, beginning a six-month journey ...