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Video: NASA StationLIFE: Robotics for December 2015

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
December 3, 2015
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Video: NASA StationLIFE: Robotics for December 2015
Video: NASA StationLIFE: Robotics for December 2015.

Every month on StationLIFE, we’ll focus on a scientific area where the International Space Station is conducting groundbreaking research. This month, astronaut Tracy Dyson talks about the ways robotics are used on the International Space Station.
The International Space Station is home to some of the most advanced robotic systems ever developed. These machines are used in tasks ranging from simple house cleaning to capturing visiting spacecraft!

Right now on the station, robotic systems are demonstrating the ability to repair and refuel satellites, testing 3D mapping and navigation technologies, analyzing robotic synthetic muscles that contract and relax like real muscle, and even saving lives back here on Earth!

Be sure to check back every month to see more of how we’re working “Off the Earth, For the Earth.”

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