Loren Grush
For Loren Grush's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
SpaceX's next-generation Starship spacecraft is launched near Brownsville, Texas, on Saturday.
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 19, 2023
SpaceX Starship explodes though craft reaches new milestones
SpaceX, known for its iterative approach to rocket development, is likely to view the overall flight as a success given the new milestones it achieved.
Dave Limp speaks during the Amazon Devices and Services event at the HQ2 campus in Arlington, Virginia, on Sept. 20.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 27, 2023
At Amazon, he launched Alexa. His new job is to launch rockets.
Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin has spent two decades trailing Elon Musk’s SpaceX in the space-exploration race.
Japan Times
Jun 24, 2023
Titanic sub disaster puts spotlight on another extreme venture: Space tourism
As the world dissects what went wrong with the doomed OceanGate submersible vessel, the craft’s lack of safeguards is raising questions about space tourism.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 18, 2023
SpaceX prepares for a breakout year with Elon Musk focused on Twitter
While Tesla has withered since Musk embarked on his takeover of Twitter, SpaceX is flourishing.
Japan Times
Dec 12, 2022
NASA’s Orion returns from space, completing moon orbit mission
The flight, named Artemis I, helps pave the way for NASAu2019s program to return humans to the surface of the moon later in the decade for the first time since 1972.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Sep 27, 2022
NASA craft rams distant asteroid in test of Earth defense
NASA launched its DART spacecraft in November 2021 with the express purpose of colliding with an asteroid about the size of a football stadium at 14,000 miles per hour.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Sep 4, 2022
NASA Artemis I launch delayed until at least late September
The U.S. space agency said it needs to replace hydrogen-fueling equipment on its new moon rocket after scrubbing the launch for the second time in a week.


Tokyo Healthcare University professor Takayuki Mifune explains how he is trying to re-create bonito broth from 1,300 years ago.
The quest to re-create what the Japanese ate 1,300 years ago