January 22, 2011, H-IIB rocket and H-II Transfer Vehicle(HTV) was launched from Tanegashima Space Center.
H-IIB is in 10 largest rockets and it’s capable to carry the HTV to the international space station( ISS ).
300 kg of water, food, crew commodities,science experiment materials, fluorescent light, LED and such as the component was packed into the HTV in this mission.
HTV was given the nickname Kouno-tori( White Stork ). HTV will be continue to carry science and space materials carefully as a new born baby, after the space shuttle years.
I went to see the launch and took the movie.
you see not only the launch but the burned Launch pad at the next day.
When you visit Tanegashima, you may find nice cafes and Onsens.
I feel relaxed pace of time at there, compared with Tokyo’s.
Sunny breakfast at the nice guest house.
I couldn’t understand enough for the beneficial of space development, but I could feel technology, nature and future at once. It was a precious experience for me.
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Tanegashima Space Center