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Japanese astronaut who suggested he might not fit in capsule to get home him from space admits to 'fake news'

The Independent - Wed 10 Jan 18

'It appears I can fit on the Soyuz, so I'm relieved'

Japanese astronaut sorry for 9cm ISS growth mistake

BBC News - Wed 10 Jan 18

Norishige Kanai says he has actually grown 2cm in space in three weeks, blaming a measuring mistake.

'To boldly grow': Japan astronaut worried by space growth spurt - Wed 10 Jan 18

A Japanese astronaut has sparked hilarity back on Earth after he claimed to have grown nine centimetres in space, making him worried he would not squeeze into the capsule home.

'To boldly grow': Japan astronaut worried by space growth spurt, SpaceDaily - Wed 10 Jan 18

Japanese astronaut grows in space and now worries he won't be able to get back

The Independent - Tue 9 Jan 18

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ISS: Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai worried by growth spurt

BBC News - Tue 9 Jan 18

Norishige Kanai says he is worried he will not be able fit in his Soyuz seat for the return to Earth.

No, Japanese Astronaut Didn’t Grow 3.5 Inches in Space - Thu 11 Jan 18

It’s not uncommon to lie about physical attributes to impress potential partners on a dating site. But a Japanese astronaut has apologized for misrepresenting his height online after a ...

How space can change the human body

FOXNews - Wed 10 Jan 18

News of Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai's growth aboard the International Space Station sparked curiosity of the impact space can have on the human body.

Astronaut apologizes for 'fake news' about his height increase

Engadget - Wed 10 Jan 18

On January 8th, Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai caused some concern when he tweeted that he'd grown about 9 cm (around 3 and a half inches) in his three weeks about the International ...

Japanese astronaut apologizes after false growth spurt measurement

FOXNews - Wed 10 Jan 18

Astronaut Norishige Kanai apologized on Wednesday after he falsely said he grew 9 centimeters — about 3 and a half inches — taller in a month while on his mission to the International Space ...

Alas, that Japanese astronaut did not really grow 9cm in space

Ars Technica - Wed 10 Jan 18

"I am a little relieved to be able to ride on the return Soyuz."

Japanese astronaut didn’t actually grow 3½” taller after only three weeks in space [UPDATE]

ZME Science - Wed 10 Jan 18

The astronaut apologized for the 'fake news'.

Astronaut sorry for saying he grew 3.5 inches in space

Daily Mail - Wed 10 Jan 18

Norishige Kanai blamed a 'measurement mistake' for the error and said he in fact grew by just 0.8 inches (2cm) in the low gravity of the ISS. 'I'm very sorry for tweeting out such fake news,'he ...

Japanese astronaut apologizes for 'fake news' of height increase

Reuters - Tue 9 Jan 18

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai, on a mission to the International Space Station, apologized on Wednesday for saying he had grown 9 cm (3.5 inches) while in space and expressing ...

Astronaut's alarming growth spurt not as crazy as it seemed - CNET

CNET - Tue 9 Jan 18

A Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut worried he might be outgrowing his clothes while in space.

Japanese astronaut grew 3½” taller after only three weeks in space

ZME Science - Tue 9 Jan 18

Microgravity lifted the pressure off his spine's vertebrae which coiled back like an unwinded spring.

Japanese astronaut grew by 9cm in height aboard the ISS

Daily Mail - Tue 9 Jan 18

Norishige Kanai wrote on social media that he was concerned he won't fit into the seat of the Russian Soyuz vehicle that is due to bring him back to the planet in June.