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NASA Sending Robots into Space to do Astronauts' Dirty Work

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NASA is sending a $200 million, Canadian-built robot named Dextre (Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator) up to the International Space Station to help carryout spacewalk missions too dangerous for humans to attempt. The currently disassembled robot is being flown up on the Space Shuttle Endeavour and will be built up on the Space Station. Once constructed, Dextre will be 10 feet high, 5 feet wide and have two arms comprised of seven joints apiece. [ABC News]

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@sharmanova:

Hahahaha... American beer is like near gnats urine. I lived for several years in the US and made an observation. Americans pretend to know so much about the rest of the world... The biggest news in San Diego in the time I lived there was the new born Panda... it was on the news all day everyday. I love Canada... Michai, clearly you fall into this catagory of "typical ignorant arrogant yank! As for Jericho114... wow you heard a radio show and... wait for it... WORD OF MOUTH! and now you're an expert on Canadian drug using habits... I'd like to remind you that the US is was closer to the Mexican border and all it's lovely imports (marijuana being the least of your worries.) In San Diego you couldn't throw a stone and not hit... well... a stoner!