Marcia Dunn

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Kibo, Lexus of space labs, poised for launch

May 28, 2008

Kibo, Lexus of space labs, poised for launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — In terms of both size and sophistication, Japan is about to roll out the Lexus of space labs. The $1 billion Kibo, which means “hope” in Japanese, is poised for a Saturday launch aboard the space shuttle Discovery. It will ...