Soichi Noguchi: JAXA astronaut and SpaceX Crew Dragon mission specialist

Soichi Noguchi is a Japanese astronaut and engineer with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). 

His initially spaceflight took him to the Global Area Station in July 2005 on Discovery’s STS-114 mission, which was the very first space shuttle flight right after the Columbia tragedy in 2003. He returned to the ISS in December 2009 by using a Soyuz spacecraft