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A Russian Soyuz capsule containing a humanoid robot returned safely to Earth Friday.
In a blog post, NASA reported that the uncrewed Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft carrying the life-sized robot “is safely back on Earth,” after parachuting to a landing in Kazakhstan at 5:32 p.m. EDT Friday.
RUSSIAN LIFE-SIZED ROBOT LAUNCHED ON MISSION TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
Russia’s Roscosmos space agency tweeted footage of the capsule parachuting back to Earth.
Russia’s Roscosmos space agency sent the robot on a mission to the International Space Station on Aug. 22.
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In this photo taken on Friday, July 26, 2019, and distributed by Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service, the robot is seen before being loaded into the Soyuz capsule.
(Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service photo via AP)
The anthropomorphic robot, Skybot F-850, is part of the space agency’s tests of a new rocket that is expected to replace the current vehicle.
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Space.com reports that Skybot F-850 is one of the newest versions of Russia’s FEDOR (Final Experimental Demonstration Object) space robots.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
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