Space Robot Fixes Itself, Takes Selfie As Funny Livetweet Happens On The Ground

by Elizabeth Howell May 27, 2014

In a thrilling demonstration of space robotics, today the Dextre “hand” replaced¬†a malfunctioning camera on the station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm. And the Canadian Space Agency gleefully tweeted every step of the way, throwing in jokes to describe what was happening above our heads on the International Space Station. Elizabeth Howell on Google+

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Dangling Dextre Digs out Docked Dragon Depot prior to Station Departure

by Ken Kremer May 6, 2014

To close out their final week aboard the International Space Station, three of the six Expedition 39 crew members are completing their unloading tasks inside the docked commercial SpaceX Dragon cargo freighter and other duties while teams at Mission Control in Houston conduct delicate robotics work outside with dazzling maneuvers of the Dextre robot to […]

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Chris Hadfield On Space-y $5 Bill: ‘It Reminds Us That Our Dreams Do Not Have A Limit’

by Elizabeth Howell November 7, 2013

In Canada, “gimme five” could soon have a space connotation. Today the country announced it is preparing to put new polymer $5 bills into circulation that feature Canadian robotics and an astronaut. At the official circulation ceremony near Montreal, Que. was none other than Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who brought unprecedented social media attention to […]

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Space Robotics Dominate New $5 Bill in Canada

by Elizabeth Howell April 30, 2013

In a world first, Canada’s Chris Hadfield unveiled a new money note — while in space. Hadfield spun a fiver before the camera Tuesday as part of a ceremony to announce new $5 and $10 bills that will be distributed in Canada this year.¬†The $5 bill will feature two pieces of Canadian technology that helped […]

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Robotics Refueling Research Scores Huge Leap at Space Station

by Ken Kremer March 24, 2012

A combined team of American and Canadian engineers has taken a major first step forward by successfully applying new, first-of-its-kind robotics research conducted aboard the International Space Station (ISS) to the eventual repair and refueling of high value orbiting space satellites, and which has the potential to one day bring about billions of dollars in […]

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