Space station crew blast off despite virus-hit buildup

World Apr 9, 2020

Space station crew blast off despite virus-hit buildup

A three-man crew blasted off to the International Space Station on Thursday, leaving behind a planet overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of Russia's Roscosmos space agency and NASA's Chris Cassidy launched at 08:05 GMT from Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, ...

First Arab set for ISS says voyage will make 'history'

World / Science & Health Sep 25, 2019

First Arab set for ISS says voyage will make 'history'

The Emirati astronaut who will make history by becoming the first Arab on the International Space Station said Tuesday he had received support from around the world before his "dream" mission. Hazzaa al-Mansoori, 35, is set to blast into space accompanied by Russia's Oleg Skripochka ...

Rui Hachimura powers Japan in win over Kazakhstan

Basketball Sep 14, 2018

Rui Hachimura powers Japan in win over Kazakhstan

Young guns Rui Hachimura and Yuta Watanabe carried the scoring load in helping Japan to an 85-70 win over Kazakhstan in the first game of the second round of FIBA World Cup Asian qualifying on Thursday. Hachimura finished with 24 points on an efficient 8-for-14 ...