Japan’s Space Budget Moving Human Exploration Beyond LEO

Credit: Japanese astronaut Kimya Yui on ISS: JAXA
Work on a deep-space cargo vehicle and a robotic lunar lander is included in a $1.3 billion budget request from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for fiscal 2016, as Japan continues to keep its civil-space program in line with long-range U.S. plans for human exploration. JAXA has joined...

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