Soyuz Spacecraft Carrying Humanoid Robot Docks At Space Station

Soyuz Spacecraft Carrying Humanoid Robot Docks At Space Station

Russia on Tuesday successfully docked a spacecraft carrying a humanoid robot to the International Space Station (ISS) - a joint project of five space agencies belonging to the U.S, Russia, Japan, Europe and Canada. It will stay on the station until September 7. The world's last male northern white rhinoceros, a 45-year-old named Sudan, died last year in Kenya, leaving only the two surviving female members of the species.

Usually, Soyuz rockets are manned for these missions, but in order to test a new emergency rescue system, it remained unmanned this time around.

Nasa in a statement stated that "While flying about 250 miles above Eastern Mongolia, an uncrewed Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft successfully arrived and docked to the @Space_Station at 11:08 pm ET".

An aborted try to dock on Saturday had elevated uncertainty over the way forward for Russia's area programme, which has suffered quite a few current setbacks.

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On Saturday, NASA had said the Soyuz craft was "unable to lock onto its target at the station".

Final October, a Soyuz rocket carrying an American and a Russian needed to make an emergency touchdown shortly after lift-off - the primary failure within the historical past of manned Russian flights. "We don't really need him inside the station", Rogozin said.

It is carrying the humanoid robot Skybot F-850, nicknamed as Fedor. In 2011, NASA sent up Robonaut 2, a humanoid developed with General Motors that had a similar aim of working in high-risk environments. It was flown back to Earth in 2018 due to some technical errors. In the captain's seat of the capsule, which is created to carry human passengers, sat Skybot F-850, a humanoid robot built by Russia's Rocsomos space agency.