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Waving goodbye to a spacecraft. 👋  Astronaut Christina Koch used the robotic arm on the International Space Station (@ISS) to release Japan's "Kounotori" HTV cargo ship on Nov. 1, after it spent 34 days attached to the station's Harmony module. ⁣
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Launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan on Sept. 24, Kounotori, meaning “white stork” in Japanese, delivered about five tons of supplies and science experiments as well as new lithium-ion batteries to the station. ⁣
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"Gone but not forgotten!," wrote Koch. "Watching the HTV cargo ship depart Space Station⁣
today and remembering the complex dance of the robotic arm that marked the beginning of its stay." ⁣
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Image Credit: NASA⁣
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#spaceship #spacestation #sunrise #jaxa #goodbye

Waving goodbye to a spacecraft. 👋 Astronaut Christina Koch used the robotic arm on the International Space Station (@ISS ) to release Japan's "Kounotori" HTV cargo ship on Nov. 1, after it spent 34 days attached to the station's Harmony module. ⁣ ⁣ Launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan on Sept. 24, Kounotori, meaning “white stork” in Japanese, delivered about five tons of supplies and science experiments as well as new lithium-ion batteries to the station. ⁣ ⁣ "Gone but not forgotten!," wrote Koch. "Watching the HTV cargo ship depart Space Station⁣ today and remembering the complex dance of the robotic arm that marked the beginning of its stay." ⁣ ⁣ Image Credit: NASA⁣ ⁣ #spaceship #spacestation #sunrise #jaxa #goodbye