An uncrewed Japanese spacecraft set to deliver thousands of pounds of supplies to the International Space Station on Monday has some very interesting cargo for the astronauts on the orbiting laboratory.

The craft, which successfully launched to space Wednesday from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan, is carrying more than 9,500 pounds of much-needed food and other essential supplies to the station, but that’s not all

The HTV-5, nicknamed Kounotori (white stork), is also stocked with a multitude of science experiments designed for the unique weightless space environment of the Space Station. Read more…

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Mice, food and science to arrive at Space Station on Monday