Astronaut Makes Sushi in Space

Astronaut Makes Sushi in Space
Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi proudly displays his space sushi, the first hand-rolled sushi in space, which he made on Feb. 24, 2010 during a televised interview with Fuji TV. (Image credit: NASA TV)

Houston, we have space

Japanese astronaut Soichi

In a demonstration, Noguchi

"The first hand-rolled

Noguchi made the sushi

"You have a gourmet

Food in

But since astronauts live in

Noguchi has lived aboard the

Noguchi did not mention if

One astronaut, American

NASA's chief astronaut Peggy

Astronaut Don Pettit, also

In addition to cooking in

He also has a reputation as

It was Noguchi who sent the

But this week was all about

"For you, bon appétit!"

Then he ate it himself.

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