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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:
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BABEWATCH: Akihiko Hoshide

June 3rd, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Name: Akihiko Hoshide

Hails from: Japan

Occupation: Astronaut

Why He’s a Babe: Cuz astronauts are haut, yo! (Except for that cracked-out lady who drove cross-country in a diaper to kill her ex’s new girlfriend). And having The Right Stuff–i.e. brains and balls–and doing what we mere mortals only dream of makes Akihiko–described on SPACE.com as a man who loves “flying, rugby football…snow skiing”–nothing short of a god. Not just a rugged man’s man, “Aki” is currently geeking out on the Space Shuttle Discovery, installing an enormous Japanese lab module on the International Space Station.

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