TOKYO - Hello Kitty has been sent on her first space mission, as Japan's global icon of cute celebrates its 40th birthday in extraterrestrial fashion.
Hello Kitty arrives at the 1st Annual Children Mending Hearts Style Sunday in Beverly Hills, California on June 9, 2013. (AFP photo)
A Kitty figure is now circling the Earth aboard a small satellite equipped with a digital message board, part of government-funded project to attract private companies into the space business.
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