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In this image from video made available by NASA, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Kounotori H-II Transfer Vehicle approaches the International Space Station on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. It’s the seventh Japanese shipment to the station and the first in two years. (NASA via AP)
September 27, 2018 - 11:31 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space station astronauts have received a special delivery from a Japanese capsule named White Stork. The cargo ship known as Kounotori in Japanese arrived at the International Space Station on Thursday, five days after liftoff. It's the seventh Japanese shipment and the...
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An H-2B rocket carrying the Kounotori 7 cargo spacecraft lifts off from Tanegashima Space Center in the southwestern Japan prefecture of Kagoshima, early Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. The unmanned Japanese space capsule is heading to the International Space Station with 5,500 kilograms (12,000 pounds) of cargo including food, experiments and new batteries. (Kyodo News via AP)
September 22, 2018 - 9:06 pm
TOKYO (AP) — An unmanned Japanese space capsule is headed to the International Space Station filled with cargo including food, experiments and new batteries. The craft was launched Sunday at 2:52 a.m. from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan. It will take 4 ½ days to reach the space...
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September 22, 2018 - 10:43 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's space agency chief has made an opaque statement about its involvement in the NASA-led plan to build an outpost near the moon, but officials clarified that Russia is staying in the project. Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying Saturday...
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SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk, left, shakes hands with Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, right, after announcing him as the first private passenger on a trip around the moon, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Hawthorne, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
September 18, 2018 - 8:40 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese billionaire who Tesla chief Elon Musk says plans to blast off on the first-ever private commercial space trip aboard the SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket often makes headlines in Japan. The SpaceX mission, set for takeoff in 2023, is just the latest exploit in tycoon Yusaku...
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September 18, 2018 - 3:55 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A space official says that Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station to inspect a section where a mysterious leak has been discovered. The leak was spotted last month in the Russian Soyuz spacecraft attached to the station. The crew of three Americans,...
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Yusaku Maezawa
AP Photo/Chris Carlson
September 18, 2018 - 8:20 am
A Japanese billionaire has been chosen to be the first private passenger on a commercial rocket trip around the moon.
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Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa speaks after SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk announced him as the person who would be the first private passenger on a trip around the moon, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Hawthorne, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
September 18, 2018 - 6:13 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After announcing that he'll take the first-ever commercial rocket trip around the moon, Yusaku Maezawa said he wants company for the weeklong journey. The Japanese billionaire said he plans to invite six to eight artists, architects, designers and other creative people to join...
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Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa speaks after SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk announced him as the person who would be the first private passenger on a trip around the moon, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Hawthorne, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
September 17, 2018 - 10:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa said Monday that he plans to blast off on the first-ever private commercial trip around the moon and will invite six to eight artists, architects, designers and other creative people on the weeklong journey "to inspire the dreamer in all of us...
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FILE- In this May 8, 2018, file photo, investor and entrepreneur Kimbal Musk listens to billionaire investor Steve Case as he speaks during the Rise of the Rest bus tour at Musk's restaurant, The Kitchen, at Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, Tenn. Musk, who serves on the board of brother Elon Musk’s companies Tesla and SpaceX, spoke at a Yahoo! Finance breakfast Monday, Sept. 17, about the promise of urban farming and his mission to bring local, trustworthy food and restaurants and gardens to schoolchildren around the country. (Yalonda M. James/The Commercial Appeal via AP)
September 17, 2018 - 6:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — While one Musk was on the verge of announcing the first private passenger to travel to the moon while separately fending off a lawsuit accusing him of defaming a British diver, another Musk was talking about growing basil plants at an indoor garden in Brooklyn. Kimbal Musk, who...
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In this June 24, 2018 photo released by NASA, the Russian Soyuz MS-09 crew craft, left, and the Northrop Grumman (formerly Orbital ATK) Cygnus space freighter are attached to the International Space Station. NASA and Russian space officials stressed Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, that the six astronauts are in no danger after a small air leak developed in one, at left, of the two Soyuz capsules docked at the space station. Russian officials say the leak was detected Wednesday night and may be the result of a micrometeorite impact. Both the crew and ground controllers are working hard to isolate the leak. (NASA via AP)
August 30, 2018 - 4:58 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts scrambled Thursday to patch a tiny hole in a Russian capsule that was allowing air to leak from the International Space Station. NASA and Russian space officials stressed the six astronauts were in no danger. The leak was detected Wednesday night — possibly...
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