March 22, 2011

Robonaut 2 Finally Put to Work

He's out! The ISS crew finally released Robonaut 2 from his packing crate last week and attached him to a pedestal in the Destiny research module. They even let him tweet, "It feels great to be out of my SLEEPR (crate,) even if I can't stretch out just yet. I can't wait until I get to start doing some work!"

R2 will commence with some maintenance chores and the hope is that eventually he can do a bit of spacewalking, er, hovering.

Via NASA

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at March 22, 2011 11:18 AM
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