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Solarplexus
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posted 12-17-2017 09:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Solarplexus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Astrobee is a robot that will soon be flying around the International Space Station (ISS) alongside the astronauts.
This compact, 1 foot by 1 foot by 1 foot cube is designed to: help scientists and engineers develop and test technologies for use in zero-gravity; help the astronauts do their routine chores; and give flight controllers in Houston additional eyes and ears on spacecraft.

Astrobee builds on the success of SPHERES, NASA's first generation free-flyer now aboard the ISS, but can take on research, housekeeping, and monitoring duties without astronaut supervision — Astrobee can operate either in fully automated mode or under remote control from Houston, without wasting valuable astronaut time. That allows it to run more often and provide more time for testing new technologies in "zero-g."

fredtrav
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posted 12-17-2017 05:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A high tech Roomba?

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