May 23, 2016

India's reusable minispace shuttle in successful test launch

India successfully launched its first model space shuttle Monday, a top official said, as New Delhi joined the race to develop a reusable rocket to make space travel easier and cheaper. The winged shuttle blasted off on a rocket from the southeastern spaceport of ...

May 20, 2014

Reconsider Japan's space program

As budget pressures become more competitive, it will be up to Japan's experts and taxpayers to consider what approach will best serve the nation's needs for space exploration — not bureaucrats and politicians.

| Oct 4, 2009

Mamoru Mohri: A spaceman speaks


When future historians document the story of Japanese space exploration, 2009 will likely figure as the year when the nation put two high-profile rocket launch failures, in 1999 and 2003, firmly behind it and, quite literally, took off. In June, the nation’s first blueprint ...