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Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide checks out Astrobee robotic free-flyers | by NASA Johnson
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Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide checks out Astrobee robotic free-flyers

iss065e319330 (Aug. 26, 2021) --- Expedition 65 Commander Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency checks out a pair of Astrobee robotic free-flyers. The toaster-sized robotic assistants are being tested for their ability to autonomously conduct routine orbital chores, monitor station activities and coordinate maneuvers for future satellite repair techniques.

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Taken on August 26, 2021