Robotic Refueling Mission Demo
The Press Site auditorium at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida hosted a Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) module demonstration.
Seen here is a demo version of the experiment that will fly on space shuttle Atlantis' STS-135 mission to the International Space Station.
Once in place, the RRM will use the station's two-armed robotic system, known as Dextre, to investigate the potential for robotically refueling existing satellites in orbit.
Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin
July 6, 2011