Roscosmos, NASA and ESA to the rescue for the "Skybot" robot
New attempt to dock the Russian spacecraft "Soyuz" - VIDEO
On August 27 at 5:15 am Italian time (6:15 am Moscow time and 11:12 pm of the previous day for the United States, USA) a new attempt will be made to allow the docking of the Russian spaceship "Soyuz MS-14", with the humanoid “Skybot F-850” on board also called "Fedor" failed due to technical problems on August 24.
Today, on August 26th, to allow the operation the "Soyuz MS-13" vehicle has detached itself from the "Zveda" module to connect to the "Point" module used mainly for coupling the capsules and as a compensation chamber for spacewalks.
The docking will be performed manually by the commander Alexander Skvortsov with the participation of the on-board engineers Luca Parmitano and Andrew Morgan in an operation that will last a total of 25 minutes. From Sunday the crew of the ISS (International Space Station) is preparing to carry out the procedure.
Considering that "Skybot F-850" should have come to help astronauts in their missions and the situation instead involves the rescue of cosmonauts, the "Cyborg" era hypothesized by the visionary creator of "Space X" Elon Musk appears remote and utopian: "Faced with the enormous computing power of computers, humans have little chance. The answer could be to give life to humanoids that could arise from the fusion between man and machine. Only in this way humanity could be saved".
The astronauts have already said that the cause of the missed landing is not due to the robot because the android is only a passenger on the "Soyuz MS-14".
Below, the NASA video link to follow the live broadcast that starts on August 27th at 4:30 am.
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