I mentioned a while back that Robonaut 2, the robot designed by NASA and GM, was set to go to the ISS this fall and would be Tweeting the trip. In preparation for the launch of the spaceshuttle and R2, NASA staff has been working on the best way to pack R2 up for the trip.
Since the shuttle lacks the slot that perfectly fits a droid like an X-Wing, NASA had to resort to a custom-made box with a foam lining. R2's legs were removed at the waist and it was attached to a stand and then shoved into the foam box.
Being NASA the box got its own acronym as well being dubbed Sleepr or Structural Launch Enclosure to Effectively Protect Robonaut. The box was designed for the astronauts to be able to easily open and assemble R2 while on the ISS.
Centurion Corporation said it has agreed to acquire a piece of land located at Seberang Perai Selatan in Penang, Malaysia, for RM6.3 million ($2.45 million). This marks the group’s first acquisition in another state of Malaysia outside o ... Source: The Edge Singapore
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Aug 12 2014, 9:21am CDT
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