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Japanese Man to carry small centenary flag into space

johnboy 11 November 2013


The Centenary Team have the strange news that a Stromlo-Centenary tie-up flag is ascending to the heavens in Japanese cargo:

A flag commemorating the Centenary of Canberra and the Centenary of the Mount Stromlo Observatory is on its way to the International Space Station (ISS).

Japanese astronaut Dr Koichi Wakata, a crew member of NASA Expedition 38 that launched on November 8, is carrying the small (20cm x 15cm) flag in his personal effects.

The General Manager of the Centenary, Adam Stankevicius, said that the flag’s epic journey also acknowledged the 40th anniversary of the Tidbinbilla Deep Space Tracking Station and highlighted the national capital’s unique role in the exploration of space.

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