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September 7 2013

Kibo The Robot Says First Words In Outer Space


“On August 21, 2013, a robot took one small step toward a brighter future for all.” - Kirobo the Robot.

Those were the first words uttered by robot astronaut Kirobo from outer space, captured in video footage provided by Dentsu Inc. this week.

Kirobo, known affectionately as Kibo, flew into outer space on August 4 aboard the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 4. The spacecraft was launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan, and Kibo arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on August 10.

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