Onishi holds first press conference from ISS, vows to work hard

Jul 20, 2016

Onishi holds first press conference from ISS, vows to work hard

Japanese astronaut Takuya Onishi expressed his eagerness to work hard at the International Space Station, at his first press conference from the ISS on Tuesday night. “The ISS is an interesting place full of many things that cannot be seen elsewhere,” said Onishi, 40, ...

ISS-bound Onishi unable to vote in Upper House poll

Jul 8, 2016

ISS-bound Onishi unable to vote in Upper House poll

He may be about to arrive at the International Space Station as only the 11th Japanese astronaut to enter space, but there is one feat Takuya Onishi cannot achieve: vote in this Sunday’s election. Onishi is unable to cast his ballot in the Upper ...

Nov 24, 2015

Yui and ISS colleagues to return to Earth earlier than planned

Astronaut Kimiya Yui and two colleagues aboard the International Space Station will return to Earth on Dec. 11, some 11 days earlier than planned, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said Tuesday. The change was made to accommodate a delay in a Russian cargo launch. ...

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 ...