November 2013

Russian android may take on outer space operations at ISS

November 29th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , |

Russia has presented a new humanlike robot, which may be delivered to the International Space Station to perform 90 percent of risky operations in open space instead of cosmonauts. The SAR- 401 prototype was revealed to journalists at the Yury Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Moscow Region’s Star City on [...]

Spacewalking Cosmonauts Exchange Olympic Torch, Wrestle with External Hardware

November 9th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , |

Spacewalking cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy carried out the first Olympic torch exchange in the vacuum of space Saturday. The ceremonial gesture outside the International Space Station kicked off a near six hour spacewalk devoted primarily to the outfitting of an external work station on the orbiting lab's Russian [...]