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NASA and GM's humanoid Robonaut2 blasting into space this September (video)

Tim Stevens
April 14, 2010
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Remember Robonaut2, the gold-headed robot that first flexed its biceps back in February? He's been called up -- way up. NASA has given him a one-way ticket to the International Space Station aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery on a departure that's currently scheduled for September. It's not entirely clear what he'll be doing up there beyond making awe-inspiring poses like the one shown above, but he is slated to help during spacewalks and will be the first humanoid robot to leave the atmosphere. We just want to know whose shirts he'll wear.

Update: Thanks to Joe at the Johnson Space Center we now have a video commemorating this achievement after the break.








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