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World's first space gastronomist

On February 24, Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi became the world's first space sushi chef.

Noguchi entertains Fuji TV in Japan from NASA's International Space Station (ISS) via NASA's channel on YouTube by making a maki (hand roll) with floating rice and salmon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfwqLSHvu3E

Japan is leading the world in space gastronomy, having also been responsible for creating the world's first beer made from 100% "space barley" on December 3, 2009. Sapporo, a Japanese beer company, released a limited special edition of space beer for charity called Sapporo Space Barley.