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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Robonaut 2 Presentation

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is hosting a Robonaut 2 Presentation on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, in the Moving Beyond Earth gallery.

Robonaut 2, NASA’s humanoid robot, is making its debut on the International Space Station, and its twin is doing a tour of Earth to promote robot–human collaboration in human spaceflight. Robonaut 2’s twin will be at the National Air and Space Museum and make four presentations throughout the day. It will perform tasks that illustrate human-like motion, safe operations in proximity to humans, strength, dexterity and International Space Station activities.

Robonaut 2 was delivered to the International Space Station by the space shuttle Discovery on STS-133, its final mission. President Barack Obama mentioned the delivery of Robonaut 2 in his conversation with the STS-133 and Expedition 26 crews.

Presentations at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. by Curators of the Division of Space History and the Robonaut 2 Project Management Team

The Moving Beyond Earth gallery is the museum’s most recent space exhibition; it has three main themes: Moving into Space, Living and Working in Space and Envisioning Our Future in Space.

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