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Space Station's Dextre Robot Passes Crucial Test

Space Station Ready for New Robot, Room
This illustration depicts the Canadian Space Agency's Dextre maintenance robot at the end of the International Space Station's Canadarm2. Dextre and a Japanese module will be delivered to the ISS during NASA's March 2008 STS-123 mission. (Image credit: NASA)

Canadian engineers

Dextre relocated a

Mounted on the end

A set of power

Outfitted with two

Dextre's arms

"When

Last week's

Dextre is commanded

"We're

Dextre will transfer

After the HTV berths

The HTV is scheduled

The cargo

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