Trio of Russian, Japanese Station Visitors Back on Earth

At center, Soyuz Commander Alexander Misurkin and spaceflight participants Yusaku Maezawa (left) and Yozo Hirano (right) pose for individual preflight portraits. NASA Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin along with spaceflight participants Yusaku Maezawa and Yozo Hirano landed on Earth around 10:13 p.m. EST Sunday, Dec. 19 in Kazakhstan (around 9:13 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20, Kazakhstan time). […]

Japanese Billionaire Shooting Movie in Space

For the first time in over a decade, self-paying tourists launched themselves into space anddocked with the International Space Station Wednesday. Japanese fashion billionaire YusakuMaezawa and his producer, Yozo Hirano, rocketed up in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft joined bycosmonaut Alexander Misurkin. They lifted off from Kazakhstan in the afternoon, arrived at thestation almost six hours […]

Astroscale raises $109 million Series F round

Astroscale raises $109 million Series F round

Astroscale announced Nov. 25 that it raised $109 million from European and Japanese investors in a round it says will allow it to accelerate plans for active debris removal and satellite servicing.

Australia partners with Japan for space mining.

ACSER and ispace are developing technology to tap water resources on the moon and start a space-based economy. If water, and therefore oxygen, can be extracted from the moon, humans could potentially spend more time in space to support and improve space infrastructure.