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The Vision For Space Exploration : TECHNOLOGY Imagery
Spidernaut is a spider-like robot prototype under development at NASA's Johnson Space Center
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JSC2005-00153 (12 Aug. 2005) --- Spidernaut is a spider-like robot prototype under development at NASA's Johnson Space Center. A similar arachnid-robot may one day carry large payloads across lightweight trusses and solar arrays or deploy a "web" of space tethers to cross structural spans of future space vehicles. Tendril, mounted behind Spidernaut, is a new robotic bore scope that can be remotely guided into hard to reach areas.

Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: John Ira Petty | Updated: 09/26/2006
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