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Sun Aug 17, 2014, 03:38 AM

Japan sends Hello Kitty into space


By Minami Funakoshi

National Aug. 15, 2014 - 06:47AM JST ( 16 )

TOKYO ó

Hello Kitty, Japanís ambassador of cute, is on a government-funded mission to space.

The project to launch Sanrio Co Ltdís white cat with a pink bow into orbit is part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abeís push to promote Japanís high-tech industry and engineer economic growth.

A 4-cm-tall Hello Kitty figure is aboard the Hodoyoshi-3 satellite, looking through a window at Earth, Sanrio announced this week.

The satellite, which is about the size of a large rubbish bin, was developed by Japanese researchers as part of a 4 billion yen program funded by the education and science ministry.

http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/japan-sends-hello-kitty-into-space

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yuiyoshida Aug 2014 OP
intaglio Aug 2014 #1
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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 06:44 AM

1. You realise she will be the face of Skynet??!? n/t

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 12:42 PM

2. Does Hello Kitty have a boyfriend? A job?

What does she do when she's not saying hello to people?

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Response to shenmue (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 06:56 PM

3. Everything you ever wanted to know about "Harokiti"

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 07:07 PM

4. Thank you

That helps.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Tue Aug 19, 2014, 09:29 PM

5. I don't get Hello Kitty

does not compute

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