January 15, 2013

RRM Day One: Captured!

Day One of NASA’s Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) wraps, and mission planners are giving it high marks. Designed to push the boundaries of what robots can do in space, the five-day RRM effort has ambitious goals. Operational managers at the Goddard Space Flight Center and the Johnson Space Center manipulate the Dextre robot arm on International Space Station, overcoming obstacles and successfully removing a mechanical cap without a human hand in sight.

credit:  NASA

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