China boosts space program with new heavy rocket's launch

World Nov 4, 2016

China boosts space program with new heavy rocket's launch

China has launched its new Long March-5 heavy rocket, state media said, sending its payload into orbit in the country's latest step in advancing its space exploration program. The launch comes after China began its longest manned space mission last month, sending two astronauts to ...

Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto's new party debuts

National / Politics Oct 31, 2015

Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto's new party debuts

by Eric Johnston

With the launch of Osaka Ishin no Kai on Saturday, which aims to take control of the Lower House within five years, Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto kicked off his latest attempt to build an Osaka-based national political movement. But with mounting legal problems between Hashimoto ...

NASA scrubs Orion test flight; launch reset for Friday

World Dec 5, 2014

NASA scrubs Orion test flight; launch reset for Friday

The launch of NASA's deep-space Orion capsule for a test flight around Earth was delayed on Thursday after a last-minute technical problem with its rocket, NASA said. United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Boeing that builds and flies the Delta 4 rocket, ...