5 August 2013
A small talking robot launched into space aboard a Japanese cargo ship Saturday, 3 August. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the humanoid “Kirobo” robot astronaut into orbit from southern Japan as part of nearly 3.5 tons of supplies and equipment to resupply the space station's six-person crew. After it arrives at the ISS on Friday, Kirobo's primary role will be to keep Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata company. (Image Credit: NASA)
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