Japanese rocket blasts off with batteries for space station

In this image provided by NASA, from left, spaceflight participant Hazzaa Ali Almansoori, of the United Arab Emirates, and Expedition 61 prime crew members Oleg Skripochka, of Roscosmos, and Jessica Meir, of NASA, participate in a press conference, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Meir, Skripochka, and Almansoori are slated to launch on Wednesday, Sept. 25 on the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome to the International Space Station.