Boeing faces huge test with Friday's launch of Starliner to ISS

Business Dec 20, 2019

Boeing faces huge test with Friday's launch of Starliner to ISS

NASA's effort to resume flying American astronauts on American spacecraft — something that hasn't happened since the Space Shuttle program ended in 2011 — faces a major test this weekend. Over the past decade, a lot of attention has been paid to billionaire space entrepreneurs ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...