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Dr. Barajas Receives NASA’s Space Act Award

Feb 27th, 2016 | By | Category: Aerospace, Awards & Honors, NASA, Robonaut 2

2015 NASA Space Act Award - Dr..Barajas 600 RG

This recognition was granted for the development of a significant scientific or technical contribution, Robonaut 2 (R2) MSC-CC-001, that has been determined to be of value in the conduct of an aeronautical or space activity of NASA.

R2 was launched up to the International Space Station (ISS) on 2/24/2011 as part of the STS-133 mission, fulfilling a 15 year dream to put a humanoid robot into space. The humanoid dexterous robot platform R2 was jointly developed by NASA and General Motors under a cooperative Space Act Agreement to develop a robotic assistant that can work alongside humans, whether they are astronauts in space or workers at GM manufacturing plants on Earth.


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