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Japanese Robot Asks Santa for Toy Rocket, in Space

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December 20, 2013
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Japan's robot astronaut Kirobo and human colleague, astronaut Koichi Wakata, chat in space for the first time from the International Space Station. Gavino Garay reports.


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RAW VIDEO: Talking Robot Astronaut to Head to Space Station

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First Talking Astronaut Robot on Board ISS

First Talking Astronaut Robot on Board ISS

AP (Dec. 19, 2013) — The first humanoid robot in space has performed its first mission at the International Space Station - holding a series of conversations with a Japanese astronaut and keeping him company. (Dec. 19)
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