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First Robotic Crew Member to Tweet from Space

NASA's Robonaut 2, known as R2, on Monday inaugurated its Twitter account, @AstroRobonaut. With the help of its supporting team the robot will document its preparations for launch and, eventually, its stay at the International Space Station. R2 s scheduled to travel to the station aboard Discovery as part of the STS-133 mission, targeted to launch in November. For the past several months R2 has been undergoing tests and upgrades at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. In August it will be shipped to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for final testing and packing.
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