National Nov 24, 2015

Yui and ISS colleagues to return to Earth earlier than planned

Astronaut Kimiya Yui and two colleagues aboard the International Space Station will return to Earth on Dec. 11, some 11 days earlier than planned, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said Tuesday. The change was made to accommodate a delay in a Russian cargo launch. Together with ...

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 ...

Japanese astronaut Yui reaches space station

National Jul 23, 2015

Japanese astronaut Yui reaches space station

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying astronauts from Japan, Russia and the United States arrived at the International Space Station on Thursday morning nearly six hours after liftoff from Kazakhstan. Their rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 6:02 a.m. Japan time and separated from the ...

Japanese astronaut Yui says he's ready for space mission

National Jul 8, 2015

Japanese astronaut Yui says he's ready for space mission

Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui has expressed his readiness to leave later this month for a five-month-long mission aboard the International Space Station. "Everything is ready," Yui, 45, told a press conference at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center outside Moscow. "I would like to produce results." Yui ...

National May 8, 2015

Russian launch of new ISS crew members delayed until July: reports

The launch of the rocket that was to carry Japan's Kimiya Yui and two other astronauts to the International Space Station this month has been postponed to July, Russian media reports said Friday. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said authorities in the countries involved ...