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Earth calling space station


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.

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What is the protocol here? Shouldn't the host country's flag be behind?

The Ambassador wears it well, huh? That's a nice blouse, made to look like a tie.

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You have to be good at waving to go into space these days.

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I'm guessing the Russians and the Americans on that space station don't argue about Ukraine, being as how they see that we are all on this beautiful blue planet in the middle of the vastness of space and that we should be getting along with each other and not killing or enslaving each other.

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@I;m a monkey: What she is wearing is a long sleeve version of Western warm areas in USA. Anchor ladies with Microphone, in the stores in shopping malls. Probably her relatives in Arnold family sent her in Japan from Calif.

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