Rating: 😀 😀 😀 (3 out of 5 grins)
I’m sure you’ve heard about how Japan sent the most popular kawaii feline into outer-space in a government-funded mission. I started hearing about this last month. Since I’m a cat lover and a long-time Hello Kitty fan, I can’t help but feel proud about this story. I feel so inspired. If this stationary stuffed figure got the chance to explore space, certainly anyone can do it, right? As long as you’re kawaii enough to appeal to a massive audience, I’m sure that some government will fund a mission to send you to space. Here is an excerpt taken from Reuters regarding this news:
Hello Kitty, Japan’s ambassador of cute, is on a government-funded mission to space.
The project to launch Sanrio Co Ltd’s white cat with a pink bow into orbit is part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s push to promote Japan’s high-tech industry and engineer economic growth.
A 4-cm (1.6-inch) tall Hello Kitty figure is aboard the Hodoyoshi-3 satellite, looking through a window at Earth, Sanrio announced this week.
The satellite, which is about the size of a large rubbish bin, was developed by Japanese researchers as part of a $40 million program funded by the education and science ministry.
The goal of the project is to get more private companies interested in working with satellites, said Toshiki Tanaka, researcher in charge of the project at the University of Tokyo’s Nano-Satellite Center. –“Japan sends Hello Kitty into space”, Reuters
This is such an incredible story, in my opinion. I’m a bit envious of Hello Kitty. I once dreamed of becoming an astronaut, you know. Oh well. As a fan, I’m proud of her. Although there’s a part of me that can’t help but snicker, but that’s just a tiny part, I promise. Finally, watch this video of Hello Kitty with a view of Earth in outer-space asking you to send your messages so that it can be featured from space. Enjoy!
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