Japanese space capsule heads to space station after delays

Vastavam web: An unmanned Japanese space capsule is headed to the International Space Station filled with cargo including food, experiments and new batteries. The craft was launched Sunday at 2:52 am local time from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan. It will take four-and-a-half days to reach the space station. The launch was delayed for about two weeks because of bad weather and a mechanical problem. The supply ship is a 9-metre (30-foot) long cylinder that will be retrieved by the space station’s robotic arm. It is named Kounotori, which means white stork.