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May 14, 2014 11:16 AM ET // Mike Wall,
Three crewmembers of the International Space Station have returned safely to Earth, ending their six-month orbital mission.
Apr 11, 2014 12:30 PM ET // AFP
A cosmic mystery is uniting monks and scientists in Japan after a cherry tree grown from a seed that orbited the Earth for eight months bloomed years earlier than expected -- and with very surprising flowers.
Mar 9, 2014 04:05 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Pledging to uphold the Japanese spirit of "wa" -- harmony -- Koichi Wakata took command of the International Space Station on Sunday, the first Japanese astronaut to lead a human space mission. Continue reading →
Dec 20, 2013 12:28 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In an orbital first, a robot has held its own in a conversation with a human.
Jun 27, 2013 11:13 AM ET // Alyssa Danigelis
This summer two high-tech Japanese bots will be blasting into outer space. Continue reading →
Mar 14, 2011 12:59 PM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA has taken over control of Japan's portion of the International Space Station and is overseeing the Japanese cargo ship docked at the orbital outpost following the evacuation of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) center in Tsukuba in the wake of Friday's earthquake. JAXA's space stat...
Mar 14, 2011 12:58 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The center is believed to have sustained significant damage following the 8.9-magnitude quake and subsequent tsunami.
Dec 8, 2010 11:05 AM ET // Irene Klotz
The probe had embarked on a climate mission that scientists hoped might yield a lesson or two for planet Earth