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 ...

May 8, 2015

Russian launch of new ISS crew members delayed until July: reports

The launch of the rocket that was to carry Japan’s Kimiya Yui and two other astronauts to the International Space Station this month has been postponed to July, Russian media reports said Friday. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said authorities in the countries ...

JAXA astronaut Yui takes final exam before trip to ISS

May 8, 2015

JAXA astronaut Yui takes final exam before trip to ISS

Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui and his crewmates underwent a two-day final examination through Thursday ahead of their May 27 trip to the International Space Station. Yui, a 45-year-old flight engineer, commander Oleg Kononenko from the Russian Federal Space Agency and another flight engineer, Kjell ...

Apr 24, 2015

Astronaut Yui to head for ISS on May 27

Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui will enter space for the first time on May 27 aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket, education minister Hakubun Shimomura said Friday. The rocket will lift off at 4:46 a.m. Japan time from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. “We want him to ...