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 ...

Japanese astronaut blasts off for ISS

Jul 7, 2016

Japanese astronaut blasts off for ISS

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a three-person crew of Japanese, Russian and American astronauts to the International Space Station successfully moved into orbit Thursday after taking off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Orbit was reached nine minutes after the launch at 7:36 a.m. ...

SpaceX Dragon cargo ship heads back to Earth

May 11, 2016

SpaceX Dragon cargo ship heads back to Earth

A SpaceX Dragon capsule headed back to Earth on Wednesday, filled with more than 1,678 kilograms (3,700 pounds) of experiment results and cargo from the International Space Station, a NASA TV broadcast showed. It was the first return load from the station in a ...