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NASA introduces Expedition 48 crew members; to make their ISS journey on July 6! - See pic

NASA introduces Expedition 48 crew members; to make their ISS journey on July 6! - See pic

All three will spend approximately four months on the orbital complex, returning to Earth in October.

Japan gives up on failed black hole research satellite

Japan gives up on failed black hole research satellite

The ultra-high-tech satellite "Hitomi" -- or eye -- was launched in February to observe X-rays emanating from black holes and galaxy clusters.

Japan loses contact with newly launched X-ray satellite 'Hitomi'

Japan loses contact with newly launched X-ray satellite 'Hitomi'

Japan says it has lost contact with its X-ray satellite, launched on February 17, 2016.

X-ray observatory launched by Japan to study deep space

X-ray observatory launched by Japan to study deep space

The satellite has been released from the upper stage of the H-2A rocket to begin a three-year mission.

Japan to launch Astro-H satellite to study black holes today

Japan to launch Astro-H satellite to study black holes today

The space observatory is scheduled to take off at 3:45 a.m. EST from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima, Japan.

Japan's probe sends back first pictures of Earth's twin 'Venus'

Japan's probe sends back first pictures of Earth's twin 'Venus'

JAXA released the triumphant images of Venus taken by its planetary probe Akatsuki.

Japanese space probe Akatsuki enters Venus orbit on second attempt

Japanese space probe Akatsuki enters Venus orbit on second attempt

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on Wednesday confirmed that the country's maiden mission to Venus, Akatsuki, has successfully swung into the Venusian orbit.

Japanese probe fires thrusters to enter Venus's orbit

Japanese probe fires thrusters to enter Venus's orbit

Carrying six types of observation equipment, Akatsuki is designed to study the thick clouds shrouding Venus in three dimensions and how its strong winds cause an atmospheric phenomenon known as super-rotation, in which the atmosphere rotates much faster than the planet.

Chemicals important to life spread across the universe

Chemicals important to life spread across the universe

The Virgo cluster, located about 54 million light-years away, is the nearest galaxy cluster and the second brightest in X-rays. 

Japan's cargo craft leaves ISS

Japan's unmanned cargo transfer spacecraft that delivered supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) has left the ISS, announced the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on Tuesday.

70-year-old solar mystery solved

70-year-old solar mystery solved

Solar physicists have captured the first direct observational signatures of a solar phenomenon that has eluded the world of science for over 70 years.

Japan to launch HTV-5 cargo ship to space station today

Japan to launch HTV-5 cargo ship to space station today

Japan is all set to launch a robotic cargo ship to the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday after a three-day delay.

Japan again delays launch of cargo ship to space station due to bad weather

Japan again delays launch of cargo ship to space station due to bad weather

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has again delayed the launch of its cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS), which was scheduled for August 17 (Monday), as unfavorable weather is forecasted.

Japan delays launch of HTV-5 cargo ship to space station due to bad weather

Japan delays launch of HTV-5 cargo ship to space station due to bad weather

Japan on Friday delayed the launch of a cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station due to unfavourable weather conditions.

New ISS crew joins Expedition 44 for five-month mission

New ISS crew joins Expedition 44 for five-month mission

Three crew members- NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, Oleg Kononenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Kimiya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday, after a two-month launch delay.

Japanese scientists achieve critical breakthrough in wireless energy transmission

Scientists of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have made a critical breakthrough in wireless energy transmission.

Tiny worms to help improve astronauts' health

Tiny worms to help improve astronauts' health

Tiny roundworms are going to help researchers at the International Space Station (ISS) learn ways to keep astronauts healthy on long-duration space missions.

Japan's asteroid explorer Hayabusa 2 sets off on six-year round trip journey

Japan's asteroid explorer Hayabusa 2 sets off on six-year round trip journey

Japan on Wednesday launched its second-generation asteroid explorer Hayabusa 2, kicking off the country's second mission to collect asteroid samples that scientists hope will help unveil the origins of life.

US-Japan joint rain radar mission to end next year

 After 17 years of groundbreaking 3-D images of rain and storms, the joint NASA and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) will come to an end next year, the US space agency said in a statement.

NASA releases Global Precipitation Measurement data for public

NASA releases Global Precipitation Measurement data for public

US space agency, NASA has released the most accurate and comprehensive collection of rain, snowfall and other types of precipitation data ever assembled to public.