Sunday, September 27, 2009

NASA's jet-powered Personal Satellite Assistant

NASA Personal Satellite Assistant

NASA "borrows" once again from Roddenberry and Lucas with their latest robot, a small space-roving miniature task satellite that looks like that light-saber training drone and is designed with the same basic funcionality of a Star Trek Tricorder. Six years in development, the PSA (or Personal Satellite Assistant) monitors gas contents, microgravity levels, and is expected to buzz around the International Space Station "reminding space scientists how to do their experiments right". Let's just hope it can't read lips.

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