comscore NASA wants you to name this free-flying robot
News

NASA wants you to name this free-flying robot

The US space agency is planning to launch a new free-flying robot to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2017 and the space agency wants you to suggest a name for it.

  • Published: October 14, 2014 4:04 PM IST
robot311

The US space agency is planning to launch a new free-flying robot to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2017 and the space agency wants you to suggest a name for it. Also Read - Russian director and crew arrives space station to start first movie in orbit

The winner of the challenge will receive $1,000. “We have this new free-flying robot that we are building. We do not know what to call it. ‘Free-flying robot’ sounds kind of boring so we are asking you to actually name the robot for us,” said Jason Crusan, director of NASA’s Advanced Exploration Systems division. The second runner-up will receive $500 while third and fourth-place winners will get $250 each. Also Read - This photo of the Earth is shot on an iPhone, looks ravishing

The new robot will join other free-flying robots on the ISS to be used on the orbiting outpost. “These ‘free-flying robots’ will eventually extend the research and exploration capabilities of astronauts, as they are capable of working during off-hours and (eventually) in extreme environments,” NASA officials said. To participate in the challenge, register on the website of Topcoder, a company that administers contests in computer programming, Space.com reported. Also Read - High-speed solar storm to hit Earth today, impact phone signals: NASA warns

For the latest tech news across the world, latest PC and Mobile games, tips & tricks, top-notch gadget reviews of most exciting releases follow BGR India’s Facebook, Twitter, subscribe our YouTube Channel. Also follow us on  Facebook Messenger for latest updates.
  • Published Date: October 14, 2014 4:04 PM IST



new arrivals in india

Best Sellers