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Tuesday, 2nd March 2010
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Sushi enjoyed by astronauts in space

A Japanese astronaut has been filmed making sushi rolls aboard the International Space Station, it has been reported.

According to an article on, Soichi Noguchi has been making sushi in space, even donning a traditional chef's hat while doing so.

Video footage of Noguchi's gastro endeavours show him holding a piece of seaweed and then guiding a lump of floating rice into it using a spoon. The sushi roll was filled with salmon.

Speaking to reporters from Fuji TV during the space-to-ground interview last week, Noguchi said: "The first hand-rolled sushi in space, there you go," reported the website.

Noguchi is an astronaut from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and has lived on the International Space Station since December last year.

There are strict rules over what foods can be taken up into space, as the weightlessness enjoyed by the astronauts can prove troublesome with items such as crumbly bread, salt or pepper.

Written by Kimberley Homer.

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