Latest Kibo Laboratory Stories

2014-02-11 20:22:13

DUBLIN, February 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vcwt5x/holter_monitoring) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Holter Monitoring Systems Market" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vcwt5x/holter_monitoring ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Holter Monitoring...

2013-07-11 15:57:31

The International Space Station is expanding the use of its Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean (HICO) instrument to more Earth scientists and environmental researchers. HICO records highly detailed images of various environments on Earth for research, support and management. Now that the instrument has completed its primary mission of collecting regional coastal ocean data for civilian and naval research, NASA will continue to support HICO and encourage new users. HICO is mounted...

2009-08-07 16:40:00

The International Space Station has a new "engawa""”and it's open for business.Engawa is Japanese for "porch," and while that might seem like a strange thing for a space station to have, researchers have been looking forward to the addition for a long time. Space shuttle Endeavour delivered the Japanese-built platform to the ISS on July 22nd and astronauts attached it to Japan's Kibo1 science lab a day later. Now, when a science experiment requires a dose of hard vacuum or radiation, it...

2008-06-06 17:40:51

HOUSTON — The International Space Station's (ISS) giant Japanese laboratory got a second room Friday after astronauts attached its attic-like storage room. Wielding the space station's robotic arm, astronauts plucked the small storage room from a temporary berth and stuck it atop its permanent home on the roof of Japan's new tour bus-sized Kibo laboratory. "Good job," said Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide after his crewmate, NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, eased the...

2008-06-05 07:40:08

This story was updated at 8:23 p.m. EDT. HOUSTON — Astronauts christened the International Space Station's (ISS) giant Japanese room with warm words and smiles Wednesday, officially opening the tour bus-sized Kibo science module aboard the orbiting laboratory. Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide opened the massive $1 billion Kibo laboratory at 5:05 p.m. EDT (2105 GMT) with a short speech before he and nine crewmates floated into its roomy interior a few minutes later....

2008-06-01 07:31:14

Editor's Note: This story was updated at 5:25 p.m. EDT. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA's shuttle Discovery rocketed into space Saturday with a massive Japanese laboratory bound for the International Space Station. Discovery shot up into the sky at 5:02 p.m. EDT (2102 GMT) from its seaside Launch Pad 39A here at NASA's Kennedy Space Center carrying what will soon be the largest single room aboard the space station - the tour bus-sized main cabin of the Japan's Kibo ("hope" in Japanese)...

2008-03-20 08:24:20

HOUSTON - When visiting someone's house - even in space - bring food. That was Japanese astronaut Takao Doi's motto and his country's orbital eats are apparently a hit aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Doi, a veteran spaceflyer who is helping deliver the first segment of Japan's massive Kibo laboratory to the ISS, packed three types of Japanese noodles, some salmon and steamed rice for his crewmates aboard the shuttle Endeavour and space station. "Actually, the Japanese...

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