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Orbiting Robot Gas Station Gets Closer to Reality

Posted January 26, 2013 5:14 PM

From CNET News:

It's a bummer running out of gas, especially when the nearest station is 22,000 miles away. But a project to set up a gas station on the International Space Station made a big leap forward this week with the successful refueling of a mock satellite by a robot. Dextre, a twin-armed robot from Canada, topped off the fuel tank in the mockup, showing how satellites' life can be extended, according to the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).

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01/26/2013 9:26 PM

It just won't be the same....

But it is new material for a sitcom....

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01/28/2013 12:22 AM

You did not junk your 1972 Pinto in 1998 because you couldn't get gas for it.

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