The Japanese Norishige Kanai has grown nine centimeters during his stay on the International Space Station (ISS) due to weightlessness, as he wrote on Tuesday on the astronaut himself. “Today I have an important news, I have passed the medical examination with a measurement of the physical parameters and it turns out that my height has increased by 9 centimeters, so I have lengthened in three weeks,” wrote Kanai, who arrived at the ISS on 19 December aboard a Russian piloted ship Soyuz.

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