Onishi, ISS crewmates safely back on Earth

National Oct 30, 2016

Onishi, ISS crewmates safely back on Earth

A Japanese astronaut and two other members of the International Space Station returned to Earth on Sunday after completing a nearly four-month mission, the Japanese and U.S. space agencies said. Russian mission commander Anatoly Ivanishin and flight engineers Takuya Onishi, from Japan, and Kate Rubins, ...

JAXA 'surprised' by response to stress test trial

National Jan 14, 2016

JAXA 'surprised' by response to stress test trial

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said it was surprised at the number of people who submitted applications to take part in a two-week trial to test stress levels in a closed environment that will simulate conditions on the International Space Station. JAXA showed the test ...

Japan's unmanned cargo ship arrives at International Space Station

National Aug 25, 2015

Japan's unmanned cargo ship arrives at International Space Station

An unmanned cargo ship that blasted off aboard a rocket from Japan last week arrived at the International Space Station on Monday, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The Konotori 5 cargo transporter, developed in Japan, was carrying about 5.5 tons of supplies and ...

U.S. rocket explosion probed; space station resupplied

World Oct 30, 2014

U.S. rocket explosion probed; space station resupplied

Authorities on Wednesday started investigating what made an unmanned U.S. supply rocket explode in a fireball moments after lifting off from a launchpad in Virginia, destroying supplies and equipment bound for the International Space Station. The 14-story Antares rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences ...