22 august 2019

Is this Russian robot spacecrawling before a spacewalk?


The Soyuz rocket is built for humanoids. First flown in 1966, Soyuz variants have a long and strikingly durable history of putting humans into orbit, and functioning since the retirement of the Space Shuttle as the sole way humans get to the International Space Station. Today, the Soyuz capsule will get a novel passenger: a Russian FEDOR android. While this will be the most high-profile mission for FEDOR, it comes after some major reworking of the robot design. Now an android of science, FEDOR [...]