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The "Kibo" Japanese Experimental Module is part of the International Space Station being built by 15 countries (Japan, the US, Russia, Canada and several European countries) in Earth orbit. It was completed in July of last year. "Kibo" makes it possible to provide an infrastructure for performing experiments, and to supply, recover and repair experimental equipment and biological specimens. These processes are something that Japan has not ever achieved in its unmanned artificial satellites up to now, and the "Kibo" will help innovate and expand methods for utilization of space. The "Kibo" has improvements to increase astronaut operability and prevent incorrect operation, and provides system automation to reduce work burdens; it has an interior with white and blue base tones and its design is easy on the ears and eyes. The facility is formaldehyde-free and high-airtight offers excellent safety and care for astronauts with its strong airtightness.
"Kibo" Japanese Experiment Module Project Team
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