Commercial Space Flight Becoming a Reality

The first humanoid robot is heading into outer space. How human is it? It’s almost completely human-like with a human like head, torso , arms and hands, but no lower extremities yet. It’s designed to adapt to working in space and do the sort of tasks that humans can do, but could take the risk out of some of the more dangerous tasks. Also, in New Mexico a 10,200 foot long runway owned by Spaceport America was christened by Virgin Galactic’s White Knight Two and Space Ship Two, taking commercial space flight one step further. Don’t miss what’s in the night sky this week. All this and more on this week’s Sky Talk.[audio: st20101025.mp3]

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