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Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft
2014-05-28 05:41:22

NASA [ Watch the Video: Expedition 40/41 Mission Overview ] While the orbiting Expedition 40 crew supported botanical research and robotics Tuesday aboard the International Space Station, the three crewmates who will return the station to its full six-person crew on Wednesday are in the final stages of preparations for launch. NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, cosmonaut Maxim Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency and European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst are set to launch...

Astronauts Aboard ISS Prepare For Spacewalk On Tuesday
2013-07-08 13:55:25

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) will embark into the abyss on Tuesday for the first of two planned July spacewalks. Flight Engineers Chris Cassidy of NASA and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency (ESA) will step outside the orbiting laboratory at 8:10 a.m. EDT on Tuesday to prepare for a new Russian module and perform additional installations on the station's backbone. Cassidy will be moving to the top...

Canadarm2 To Catch SpaceX’s Dragon On Its Maiden Voyage To The ISS
2012-04-18 03:14:26

[ Watch the Video ] "Here, there be dragons”“¦the phrase used to designate the boundaries of the known world on historical maps seems fitting as the U.S. space program embarks upon a new frontier in space exploration with the launch of the first commercial demonstration flight to the International Space Station. However, rarely were the monsters of yore as eagerly anticipated as SpaceX´s Dragon, the first privately built cargo ship destined for the orbiting outpost....

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2012-03-08 10:37:12

NASA's highly anticipated Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) began operations on the International Space Station with the Canadian Dextre robot and RRM tools March 7-9, 2012, marking important milestones in satellite-servicing technology and the use of the space station robotic capabilities. A joint effort between NASA and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), RRM is an external station experiment designed to demonstrate the technologies, tools, and techniques needed to robotically service and...

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2011-06-30 07:29:30

Meet Justin, an android who will soon be controlled remotely by the astronauts in ESA's Columbus laboratory on the International Space Station. With this and other intriguing experiments like the Eurobot rover, ESA is paving the way for exploring the Moon and planets with tele-operated robots. In two to three years, the experimental robot on Earth will faithfully mimic the movements of an astronaut on the Space Station. By wearing an exoskeleton "“ a combination of arm and glove with...

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2011-01-20 10:58:39

A quick succession of international space supply trucks will arrive on the International Space Station's loading docks early in 2011, dropping off more than 11 tons (10,000 kilograms) of food, computers, medical equipment and supplies, spare parts and experiment gear "“ not to mention the necessities of everyday human life in orbit. Demonstrating a multinational commitment to supporting life, work and research on the station at the start of its second decade, space trucks from Japan,...

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2010-12-21 14:34:34

On December 22-23, 2010, Dextre, the Canadian Space Agency's robotic handyman aboard the International Space Station (ISS), will undertake a series of tasks that will officially certify the robot for duty. Since launched in 2008, Dextre has completed several rounds of tests as part of its certification process. These steps are essential to test the Dextre's systems and performance, since the robot could not be assembled and tested in Earth's gravity. Dextre will ride on the end of Canadarm2...

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2010-05-12 11:36:41

Space Shuttle Atlantis, ready for liftoff on Friday, will deliver important hardware from Europe to the International Space Station: spare portions of the European Robotic Arm and the first Russian payloads to use the arm. The European Robotic Arm (ERA) is the second 'intelligent' robot arm for the International Space Station (ISS). The first, used extensively for ISS assembly for almost 10 years, is Canadarm-2 "“ an iconic part of the ISS photos. The second arm, for launch in 2012,...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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