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The Japanese cargo-carrying rocket, H-2B, lifts off from the launch... News PhotoAerospace Industry,Horizontal,Japan,Launch Pad,Rocket,Science and Technology,Space MissionPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPThe Japanese cargo-carrying rocket, H-2B, lifts off from the launch pad of the southern island of Tanegashima on August 4, 2013. Japan launched a cargo-carrying rocket loaded with supplies for the crew of the International Space Station, along with a small robot meant as a companion for one of the country's astronauts. JAPAN OUT AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)