Astronaut 'ambassadors' to encourage Tokyo 2020 torchbearers from space

National Jul 23, 2019

Astronaut 'ambassadors' to encourage Tokyo 2020 torchbearers from space

Japanese astronauts will broadcast messages of encouragement from space during the torch relays for both the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, according to Olympic organizing committee officials. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronauts Soichi Noguchi and Akihiko Hoshide will send the messages to torchbearers from ...

Astronauts on new mission dismiss safety concerns after Soyuz accident

World Dec 3, 2018

Astronauts on new mission dismiss safety concerns after Soyuz accident

Astronauts of the first manned space mission since an unprecedented accident in October on Sunday brushed aside concerns about Russia's Soyuz rocket, saying risks were part of the job. Oleg Kononenko of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, Anne McClain of NASA and David Saint-Jacques of ...

Eyes on Mars, NASA hiring those with the right stuff

World Nov 5, 2015

Eyes on Mars, NASA hiring those with the right stuff

Think you have the right stuff to be an astronaut? NASA issued a hiring call on Wednesday for space explorers that may fly on future missions aboard commercially built spacecraft or NASA's deep-space Orion capsule. With the American spaceflight program grounded since 2011 when the space ...