Astrobee astronaut assistant assistant made the first flight through the ISS compartments

The Astrobee family of robots will become assistants to the ISS crew - they will take on everyday tasks

on-board maintenance.Once the tests are completed, the devices will do the heavy lifting so that people can focus on more important tasks - scientific experiments and research. NASA plans that this will also reduce the number of astronauts on board.

The main goal of Astrobee is to testautomated platforms in zero gravity. So far, only two robots have been launched. “Astrobee will prove that robots can improve human research.” Conducting such experiments under zero gravity conditions will ultimately allow the development of new hardware and software for future space flights, ”noted earlier at NASA.

During the tests Astrobee Bumble madebasic actions - the robot flew back and forth, and also performed a rotation in the air. In future tests, the robot will perform more complex actions, according to a NASA report.

Now on the ISS there is another robot of the Astrobee family - Honey. The third device, called Queen, is due to arrive at the station in July.

Earlier, RSC Energia announced a competition for the development of a vacuum cleaner for the International Space Station (ISS), which can be worn behind your back like a backpack.