Japanese astronaut Yui reaches space station

Jul 23, 2015

Japanese astronaut Yui reaches space station

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying astronauts from Japan, Russia and the United States arrived at the International Space Station on Thursday morning nearly six hours after liftoff from Kazakhstan. Their rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 6:02 a.m. Japan time and separated from ...

Japanese astronaut Yui says he's ready for space mission

Jul 8, 2015

Japanese astronaut Yui says he's ready for space mission

Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui has expressed his readiness to leave later this month for a five-month-long mission aboard the International Space Station. “Everything is ready,” Yui, 45, told a press conference at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center outside Moscow. “I would like to produce ...

SpaceX rocket breaks apart after launch; ISS-bound cargo lost

Jun 29, 2015

SpaceX rocket breaks apart after launch; ISS-bound cargo lost

An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies and a first-of-its-kind docking port to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff. It was a severe blow to NASA, still reeling from previous failed shipments. The accident happened about 2½ minutes into the flight ...

Jun 10, 2015

Unexpected Soyuz engine start shifts orbital position of ISS

A glitch at the International Space Station on Tuesday caused its position in orbit to change, but the crew was not in danger, the Russian space agency said. Roscosmos said the engines of a Soyuz spacecraft docked at the station unexpectedly started during testing ...