Technology SpaceX delivers AI robot, ice cream, mice to space station

15:30  02 july  2018
15:30  02 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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The space station and its six inhabitants were sailing 250 miles (400 kilometres) above the The Dragon will deliver the robot Cimon, pronounced Simon. Slightly bigger than a basketball, the round Groceries include ice cream bars, fresh blueberries from Texas, home to Mission Control, and 60

The space station and its six inhabitants were sailing 250 miles (400 kilometers) above the South Pacific when the Falcon 9 took off. The Dragon will deliver the robot Cimon, pronounced Simon. Groceries include ice cream bars, fresh blueberries from Texas, home to Mission Control, and 60

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The International Space Station got its first robot with artificial intelligence Monday, along with some berries, ice cream and identical brown mice.

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The round, artificial intelligence robot is part of SpaceX 's latest delivery to the International Space Station . Groceries include ice cream bars, fresh blueberries from Texas, home to Mission Control, and 60 freeze-dried packets of Death Wish Coffee from New York state.

The Dragon will deliver the robot Cimon, pronounced Simon. Groceries include ice cream bars, fresh blueberries from Texas, home to Mission Control, and 60 freeze-dried packets of Death The round, artificial intelligence robot is part of SpaceX 's latest delivery to the International Space Station .

SpaceX's capsule reached the station three days after launching from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Station astronaut Ricky Arnold used a large mechanical arm to grab the Dragon capsule as the spacecraft soared above Quebec, Canada.

The nearly 6,000-pound (2,700-kilogram) delivery includes the round robot Cimon, pronounced Simon. Slightly bigger than a basketball, the AI robot from the German Space Agency is meant to assist German astronaut Alexander Gerst with science experiments. Cimon's brain will constantly be updated by IBM so its intelligence — and role — keep growing.

There are also genetically identical mice for a study of gut bacteria, and super-caffeinated coffee aboard the Dragon to go with the fresh blueberries and ice cream.

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Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. SpaceX launches AI robot , strong The space station and its six inhabitants were sailing 250 miles (400 kilometers) above the South Pacific Groceries include ice cream bars, fresh blueberries from Texas, home to Mission Control, and 60

The space station and its six inhabitants were sailing 250 miles (400 kilometers) above the South Pacific when the Falcon 9 took off. The Dragon will deliver the robot Cimon, pronounced Simon. "The crew's going to be opening up and eating blueberries, drinking coffee and eating ice cream , I'm

"Looking forward to some really exciting weeks ahead as we unload the science and get started on some great experiments," Arnold told Mission Control minutes after snaring the Dragon.

When informed it was the 30th cargo ship to be captured by the station's robot arm, Arnold said, "It's hard to believe ... how far we've come. It's quite an accomplishment."

Most of those visiting vessels have been provided by private U.S. companies hired by NASA to keep the space station well stocked.

Mission Control said it was fitting that the latest capture occurred over Quebec; the station's robot arm is Canada's contribution.

Besides Gerst, the 250-mile-high (400-kilometer-high) lab is home to three Americans and two Russians.

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A Russian-built spacecraft has reached the International Space Station in less than four hours, making it the fastest supply mission to space in history. At 5:51pm ET on July 9, a Progress 70 supply freighter blasted off aboard a Soyuz-2 rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. A mere three hours and 40 minutes later, the Russian-built cargo craft, filled with nearly three tons of food, fuel, and other supplies, rendezvoused with the ISS. That’s one speedy delivery, and a new record, reports Space.

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