Japan Has A Plan To Start Using Space-based Solar Power By The 2030s

In the wake of the Fukushima disaster, Japan has doubled its efforts to find a viable alternative to nuclear power. An updated proposal from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) seeks to solve the island nation's energy woes — and it's the much vaunted scifi-like idea of building an orbital farm. » 4/30/14 3:30pm 4/30/14 3:30pm

Atmospheric re-entry, as seen from the ISS

One of the more stunning space-shots we've seen in some time, this photograph of a JAXA HTV-4 spacecraft was taken from the ISS during the delivery vehicle's return to Earth. Strange to think how the most otherworldly photographs are often of our home planet. Keep scrolling for the full image, with details from Mika… » 3/16/14 6:34pm 3/16/14 6:34pm

Watch the cute first conversation between a human and a robot in space

Kirobo became the first talking robot in space when it arrived on the International Space Station earlier this year. In this video, we can see the adorable artificial astronaut undertake its mission through a conversation with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata. » 12/21/13 2:00pm 12/21/13 2:00pm

What To Wear For Your Outer Space Wedding Party

Space tourism company Rocketplane Kistler wants their customers to fly in style. Last year, they collaborated with JAXA to hold a space fashion contest in Tokyo. Space Style 2007, a fashion event held by the California Space Authority late last year, brought these designs stateside as part of an interplanetary runway… » 1/02/08 1:00pm 1/02/08 1:00pm