BREAKING NEWS

Now Reading:

International Space Station has its first Japanese commander


Japan

International Space Station has its first Japanese commander

It was no ordinary handover at the International Space Station.

As Cosmonaut Oleg Kotov prepared to return to earth on Sunday, he passed control to Koichi Wakata, making him the first Japanese commander of the ISS.

No stranger to making history, Wakata had already become the first Japanese astronaut to live aboard the orbital research outpost, back in 2009.

Every story can be told in many ways: see the perspectives from Euronews journalists in our other language teams.

Next Article

world news

Flight MH370: possible mid-air disintegration, unconfirmed object 'spotted' in sea