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Japanese Astronaut ”120% Prepared' With 1 Month To Departure”--Text includes translated remarks.

TOKYO, JAPAN - JUN. 23: A Japanese astronaut, Kimiya Yui 45 years old, whose departure for the International Space Station has been officially set for July 23rd, gave an interview via videophone from Houston, USA on the 23rd. 'It was postponed for 2 months, so I got more time to prepare. I feel like I went from 100% prepared to 120% prepared,' he stated, displaying confidence about his maiden spaceflight. Yui commented, 'Children will be on summer vacation, so it will easier for them to see the launch. I hope they will take an interest.' During his stay on the station, the Japanese unmanned cargo vehicle Konotori is scheduled to arrive, and he is planned to take part in the docking process in cooperation with Koichi Wakata on the ground. The Soyuz spacecraft he will be boarding will be launched at 6:02 AM Japan time on July 23rd. He will stay on the space station for 5 months, with his return flight scheduled for December 22nd. -- Kimiya Yui said as follows ; With the delay in the schedule, the launch will take place during children’s summer vacation, so I want them to take an interest in it. I had a quiet personality when I was a child, but I think that if you don’t give up on your interests, and steadily work on one thing at a time, you dreams will come true.
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Clip #:478695414HD
Collection:Kyodo News
Date created:23 June, 2015
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Clip length:00:02:47:04
Location:Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Source:Kyodo News
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