/ Apr 15, 2017

Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth on Wednesday

An asteroid as big as the Rock of Gibraltar will streak past Earth on Wednesday at an uncomfortably close distance. “Although there is no possibility for the asteroid to collide with our planet, this will be a very close approach for an asteroid this ...

Mar 7, 2017

China to develop new space rockets launched from planes

China will develop rockets that can be launched into space from aircraft, a senior official told the state-run China Daily newspaper, as Beijing aims to send hundreds of satellites into orbit for military, commercial and scientific programs. The China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology ...

/ Mar 5, 2017

Yakult, JAXA to test probiotics in outer space

Beverage maker Yakult Honsha Co. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will start an experimental project in fiscal 2017 to examine how probiotics work on human health in outer space. Under the project, some crew members of the International Space Station will regularly consume ...