U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wave after communicating with Japanese astronaut and International Space Station (ISS) commander Koichi Wakata (center of screen) at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on Thursday. Wakata is the first Japanese station commander. Next to Wakata are Russian cosmonaut Michael Tyurin, left, and U.S. astronaut Steven Swanson, right.© Japan Today
Earth calling space station
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