Friday, March 14, 2014

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch delayed: Robonaut-2B waits for its new legs on Space Station

Robonaut R2A waving goodbye as Robonaut R2B launches into space aboard STS-133 from the Kennedy Space Center. 

R2 is the first humanoid robot in space. 

Credit: Joe Bibby

Unfortunately, R2 was designed without legs, as a desktop robotic unit but a set of new legs were designed, developed and built to complete R2.

R2 was meant to receive these new legs this weekend but the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon, it's cargo craft payload, has been postponed until 30th March 2014.

So, R2 is going to have to wait until then for his new legs.

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