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A dexterous humanoid astronaut helper known as Robonaut demonstrates its talents to media with Ron Diftler.

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At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a dexterous humanoid astronaut helper, known as Robonaut, demonstrates its talents to media with Ron Diftler, NASA's Robonaut 2 (R2) project manager. R2 will be delivered to the International Space Station on space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 mission. Although R2 will initially only participate in operational tests, upgrades could eventually allow the robot to realize its true purpose -- helping spacewalking astronauts with tasks outside the orbiting laboratory.


For more information on the upcoming STS-133 mission, visit www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts133/. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller

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  • Title: A dexterous humanoid astronaut helper known as Robonaut demonstrates its talents to media with Ron Diftler.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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