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Robotic Refueling Mission

On June 28, Goddard hosted a Media/VIP/Employee Day to explain the Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) payload onboard STS-135. The joint effort between NASA and the Canadian Space Agency is designed to demonstrate and test the tools, technologies, and techniques needed to robotically refuel satellites in space. Reporters were also provided an in depth look into how Goddard has provided the communications network for voice, data and video support throughout the shuttle program.

 

Standing in front of the clean room used to build the Robotic Refueling Mission module, Benjamin Reed explains the four unique tools developed at Goddard for the mission.

 

Credit: NASA/GSFC/Pat Izzo

 

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Taken on June 28, 2011