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12.06.15
Japan's Venus probe is about to take another shot
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Japan's Venus probe is about to take another shot

The Akatsuki spacecraft will try once more to get into Venus' orbit -- watch live.

By J. Fingas,   12.06.15
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11.12.15
Japan is planning an unmanned moon mission for 2019
11.12.15

Japan is planning an unmanned moon mission for 2019

Japan wants to be taken seriously when it comes to space travel and so plans to land a vessel on the moon, within 100 meters of the original moon-landing site.

By C. Klimovski,   11.12.15
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03.12.15
Scientists make strides in beaming solar power from space
03.12.15

Scientists make strides in beaming solar power from space

The idea of powering humanity by gathering an endless supply of solar energy from space has taken...

By A. Tarantola,   03.12.15
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11.27.14
Japan's Hayabusa 2 spacecraft heads to a carbon-rich asteroid soon
11.27.14

Japan's Hayabusa 2 spacecraft heads to a carbon-rich asteroid soon

On November 30th, Japan's Hayabusa 2 will be leaving leaving Earth aboard a Mitsubishi-made rocket...

By M. Moon,   11.27.14
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08.01.14
The early design history of NASA's spacesuits
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08.01.14

The early design history of NASA's spacesuits

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By M. Smith,   08.01.14
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09.14.13
Japan's Epsilon rocket with onboard AI successfully launches
09.14.13

Japan's Epsilon rocket with onboard AI successfully launches

​ Affordable is a relative term, but in the world of rocket science Japan's recently launched Epsil...

By J. Trew,   09.14.13
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06.26.13
Japanese robots Kirobo and Mirata set for launch, literally
06.26.13

Japanese robots Kirobo and Mirata set for launch, literally

Don't get excited about buying the new robots created by Japanese company Dentsu in conjunction wi...

By S. Dent,   06.26.13
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10.17.12
Visualized: Cubesat micro-orbiters slip into space to flash Earth in Morse code
10.17.12

Visualized: Cubesat micro-orbiters slip into space to flash Earth in Morse code

Japan's four-inch FITSAT-1 orbiters were released from Japan's Kibo laboratory on the ISS last wee...

By S. Dent,   10.17.12
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10.05.12
Japan's LED-stacked cubesat will burn Morse code into the heavens
10.05.12

Japan's LED-stacked cubesat will burn Morse code into the heavens

If you thought cloud writing was cool, then how about a message from space burnt into the night sk...

By J. Rigg,   10.05.12
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