AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Naoko Yamazaki

April 5th, 2010 | 3 comments | Posted by Diana

Name: Naoko Yamazaki

Age: 39

Hails from: Japan

Occupation: Astronaut for JAXA (Japan’s national aerospace agency)



Known for: Flying high. As of this morning, Yamazaki is now the second Japanese woman to fly in space. She joined NASA’s STS-131 mission to the International Space Station aboard space shuttle Discovery, which successfully launched today with only one minor snag:





File Yamazaki under: our growing list of hot space Amazians, as well as people whose achievements we should be hiding from our parents because they realized the dreams we were supposed to (and made it look easy).

Let’s all look forward to her safe return to earth on April 18!

[NYT: Shuttle Discovery Lifts Off For Space Station]
[NASA: Discovery Lifts Off on the STS-131 Mission]

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  2. harald hardrada says:

    astronauts are superior beings who seem to have absolute self-composure — but there was an exception: the one who attacked her romantic rival in a parking lot, an episode that restored my faith in humanity

  3. Cindy says:

    Smart, successful AND a Babe…a not 22 year old Babe at that. Thank you!

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