May 14, 2014
ALMATY, Kazakhstan--The first Japanese to command a space mission and crewmates from the United States and Russia landed safely in Kazakhstan on May 14, wrapping up a 188-day...
May 09, 2014
As tensions escalated between the United States and Russia over the situation in Ukraine, Koichi Wakata made sure harmony continued high above ground.
January 17, 2014
TOBISHIMA, Aichi Prefecture--The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has developed its most cost-effective H-2A series rocket to date.
November 28, 2013
WASHINGTON--Comet ISON is teasing the solar system as it dances with the sun and it's giving astronomers mixed signals.
July 22, 2013
Anything goes, as they say, in the world of fashion.
June 26, 2013
BEIJING--A Chinese space capsule with three astronauts safely landed on June 26 on the country’s northern grasslands after a 15-day trip to a prototype space station, marking ...
May 05, 2013
NASA is accepting entries for an English-language haiku contest that will put the three best poems aboard a space probe that will orbit Mars.
February 16, 2013
A meteorite that exploded over central Russia and fell to earth, injuring hundreds of people, has fueled discussion of whether science is able to predict such events. The...
January 24, 2013
Two comets are on course to provide a once-a-decade show in the skies above Japan this year, astronomers said.
December 30, 2012
PASADENA, California--A comet blazing toward Earth could outshine the full moon when it passes by at the end of next year--if it survives its close encounter with the sun.
November 12, 2012
Telescopic images of Mars come in varying hues. In explaining this phenomenon, some experts of the past speculated that the planet had seasons, to which molds and mosses were...
May 31, 2012
WASHINGTON -- The massive earthquake and tsunami that hit eastern Japan last year wreaked havoc in the skies above as well, disturbing electrons in the upper atmosphere, NASA...
December 21, 2011
In Japanese, winter stars are called "iteboshi" (literally frozen stars) and "araboshi" (wild stars). Biting seasonal winds pierce the air and rustle leafless trees. The Big...
November 27, 2011
WASHINGTON--Long a dream of treasure hunters and even the target of Andy Griffith in his 1979 U.S. TV show, "Salvage 1," the equipment left behind by the Apollo program...
September 23, 2011
The 23-year-old pro golfer Chie Arimura wowed the gallery in July with an albatross and a hole-in-one in the same round. In golf parlance, an albatross is a score of three...
September 13, 2011
On July 7th, the day before the final voyage of the Space Shuttle Atlantis, we visited its flight control headquarters, NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
July 11, 2011
Film director Takeshi Kitano thanked Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners during an interview. "You've brought my major league heroes down to earth for me," Kitano told the...
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