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Dextre the Robot Joins Space Shuttle Crew

Posted 7 Mar 2008 at 18:58 UTC by steve Share This

CNN reports that Space Shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to launch Tuesday 11 March and there will be an extra crew member along this time. Dextre, a two armed robot which is said to be the most sophisticated robot ever sent into space. Unlike the rest of the crew, Dextre is making a one-way trip. The robot will become a permanent resident of the International Space Station, where it will assist or replace human astronauts on spacewalks to maintain the space station. Dextre has a sense of touch is capable of working on nearly 140 different parts of the station. The robot can be teleoperated by the station's crew or by Earth-based controllers. The robot's name is derived from "Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator".

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