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Japan’s Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu
September 24, 2018
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Japan’s Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched a pair of rovers on the asteroid Ryugu. They successfully landed and sent back remarkable photos. Engineers deployed the robots early Friday (Sept. 21). However, JAXA waited until today (Sept. 22) to confirm the operation was successful and both rovers landed safely....

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US, Russian, Japanese Crew Take Off For International Space Station
December 17, 2017
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US, Russian, Japanese Crew Take Off For International Space Station

The Soyuz capsule, carrying a trio of U.S., Japanese and Russian astronauts, has blasted off to the International Space Station. Anton Shkaplerov, Norishige Kanai, and Scott Tingle launched at 1:23 p.m. (0723 GMT; 2:23 a.m. EST). The rocket blasted off on Sunday from Russia’s manned space-launch complex in Baikonur,...

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