Takamatsu to become Japan's first ISS space tourist

May 14, 2015

Takamatsu to become Japan's first ISS space tourist

British soprano Sarah Brightman has pulled out of a planned visit this fall to the International Space Station, giving her place aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to Japanese entrepreneur Satoshi Takamatsu. The 52-year-old former executive of the Dentsu Inc. ad agency and founder of ...

May 14, 2015

Epic study backs key universe theory

Scientists on Wednesday said that after a nearly three-decade bid they had detected a telltale change in a sub-atomic particle, further backing a key theory about the universe. Researchers at the world’s biggest particle collider said they had observed an extremely rare event — ...

May 9, 2015

U.S. report details China's work on anti-satellite weapons

China has the most rapidly growing space program in the world and continues to develop lasers, satellite jammers and other weapons aimed at the space-based assets of adversaries, a U.S. report said on Friday. China has also created a “vast ground infrastructure” to build, ...

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 ...