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Photo-iss036e039563
International Space Station Imagery
Japanese HTV-4 unmanned cargo spacecraft
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ISS036-E-039563 (04 Sept. 2013) --- One of the Expedition 36 crew members aboard the International Space Station took this picture of the Japanese HTV-4 unmanned cargo spacecraft, surrounded by the darkness of space, following its unberthing and release from the orbital outpost. HTV-4, after backing away from the flying complex, headed for re-entry into Earth's atmosphere, burning upon re-entry. HTV-4 was launched by Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on Aug. 4 of this year in order to bring up supplies for the astronauts and cosmonauts onboard the station.

Curator: JSC PAO Web Team | Responsible NASA Official: Amiko Kauderer | Updated: 09/05/2013
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