Robot Astronaut Comes to Life

August 23, 2011 Updated Aug 23, 2011 at 5:03 PM EDT

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Robot Astronaut Comes to Life

August 23, 2011 Updated Aug 23, 2011 at 5:03 PM EDT

A new crewmember joined the International Space Station on Monday -- and not a human one.

A robot astronaut -- called Robonaut 2 -- was finally activated after being delivered to the station earlier this year, according to a story on Space.com.

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