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Coming Soon to an Airport Near You

Kitty Dare | Posted 06.15.2014 | Science
Kitty Dare

JAXA (Japan's counterpart to NASA) is hard at work bringing back supersonic air travel similar to the Concorde but this time faster, quieter, and able to carry three times as many passengers.

Tool For Space Debris Cleanup Faces Key Test

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

Japanese scientists are getting ready to launch a test of a space junk-cleaning tether, according to press reports. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agen...

WATCH: Japan's Brand-New Rocket Soars Into Space

Space.com | Tariq Malik | Posted 09.15.2013 | Science

Japan's brand-new Epsilon rocket soared into space Saturday (Sept. 14) in a debut launch that carried a novel satellite into orbit to gaze at Venus,...

Japan Is Trying To Figure Out How A Computer Virus Stole Its Rocket Plans

AP | Posted 01.30.2013 | Technology

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's space agency says it is investigating a possible leak of data about its Epsilon rocket due to a computer virus. ...

ISS Astronauts Strike Out After Marathon Spacewalk

Posted 08.31.2012 | Science

By: Denise Chow Published: 08/30/2012 07:48 PM EDT on SPACE.com A stubborn bolt that prevented two spacewalking astronauts from properly installin...

Another Spy Satellite Hits The Skies

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 02.11.2012 | Technology

TOKYO — Japan successfully put a spy satellite into orbit on Monday and expects to complete its network of intelligence-gathering satellites wit...

Japan Launches Satellite, Ibuki, To Monitor Global Greenhouse Gases

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — Japan on Friday launched the first satellite to monitor greenhouse gases worldwide, a tool to help scientists better judge where global ...