Onishi, ISS crewmates safely back on Earth

Oct 30, 2016

Onishi, ISS crewmates safely back on Earth

A Japanese astronaut and two other members of the International Space Station returned to Earth on Sunday after completing a nearly four-month mission, the Japanese and U.S. space agencies said. Russian mission commander Anatoly Ivanishin and flight engineers Takuya Onishi, from Japan, and Kate ...

JAXA 'surprised' by response to stress test trial

Jan 14, 2016

JAXA 'surprised' by response to stress test trial

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said it was surprised at the number of people who submitted applications to take part in a two-week trial to test stress levels in a closed environment that will simulate conditions on the International Space Station. JAXA showed the ...

Liftoff: First U.S. shipment in months heads to space station

Dec 7, 2015

Liftoff: First U.S. shipment in months heads to space station

A U.S. shipment of much-needed groceries and other astronaut supplies rocketed toward the International Space Station for the first time in months Sunday, reigniting NASA’s commercial delivery service. If the Orbital ATK capsule arrives at the space station Wednesday as planned, it will represent ...

American, Russian leave Earth this week for year in space

Mar 24, 2015

American, Russian leave Earth this week for year in space

What’s one thing astronauts Scott Kelly of the U.S. and Mikhail Kornienko of Russia can’t do without when they move into space this week for a year? For Kelly, it’s a belt. Kornienko must have his vitamins. Kelly went beltless during his five-month mission ...