Robonaut 2, a dexterous, humanoid astronaut helper, photographed on June 10, 2010, will fly to the International Space Station aboard space shuttle Discovery on the STS-133 mission. Although it 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 space station. STS-133, aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, is scheduled for launch Monday, November 1, 2010 at 4:40 p.m. EDT..Mandatory Credit: Robert Markowitz & Bill Stafford / NASA via CNP
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Robonaut 2, a dexterous, humanoid astronaut helper, photographed on June 10, 2010, will fly to the International Space Station aboard space shuttle Discovery on the STS-133 mission. Although it 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 space station. STS-133, aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, is scheduled for launch Monday, November 1, 2010 at 4:40 p.m. EDT..Mandatory Credit: Robert Markowitz & Bill Stafford / NASA via CNP

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Date: 1 Jun 2010
Location: Houston Texas United States of America
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