In Pictures: The Asian space industry lifts off

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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo Pressurized Module is moved into place by the robotic arm system to the Harmony module in this view from NASA TV June 3, 2008. The Kibo, which means "hope" in Japanese, is longer at 37 feet than any module on the International Space Station.

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