Launches H-IIB

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Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency President Naoki Okumura speaks... News PhotoAerospace,Exploration,Horizontal,Japan,Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency,Kagoshima Prefecture,Office,President,Press Conference,Rocket,Science,Science and Technology,Space,Space Mission,Taking Off,Talking,TechnologyPhotographer Collection: The Asahi Shimbun 2013 The Asahi ShimbunMINAMITANE, JAPAN - AUGUST 04: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) President Naoki Okumura speaks during a press conference after the H-IIB rocket launch at JAXA's Tanegashima Space Center on August 4, 2013 in Minamitane, Kagoshima, Japan. The launch vehicle carries a cargo transpoter to the International Space Station 'Konotori (HTV4)' along with a Humanoid robot Kirobo, which will be a companion for Japanese astronauts Koichi Wakata at the ISS. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)