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RoboNaut 2

Not everyone aboard the International Space Station is a human. Take RoboNaut 2 (or “R2” as he’s affectionately known), the first humanoid robot to enter space: he’s up there to help out the crew by performing tasks too deadly – or more often too boring – for a person. He’s not quite Data from Star Trek, but his inclusion on the team is one giant leap for robot-kind.