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August 18, 2010

Robonaut prepares to go into space.

With his gold, metallic head and powerful white torso, he looks either like a creation from Star Wars or a member of an American Football team.

But Robonaut 2, or R2 as he is known, is about to become the seventh crew member on board the next Discovery shuttle launch.

NASA will send R2 to become a permanent resident of the International Space Station later this year where he will become the first humanoid robot in space.

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