Koichi Wakata becomes the next commander of the International Space Station (ISS), the first Japanese astronaut to ever hold the position.
The Olympic torch for the 2014 winter games in Russia will be flying to the ISS tomorrow. It will perform a space walk before returning to Earth a day later.
A cargo ship filled with waste was maneuvered to give ISS astronauts a good view as it re-entered the atmosphere and burned up.
The ability to grow food in space is a requirement for the success of long-term and deep space missions.
When Japan sends Koichi Wakata up into the International Space Station (ISS) later this year, he will have tiny friend—Kirobo—to be his companion.