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August 4th, 2010
10:00 AM ET

Meet NASA's newest astronaut, Robonaut 2

(CNN) – How about this for proof that the future is now: NASA's newest astronaut is a robot with its own Twitter account. The space agency is planning on sending Robonaut 2, or "R2" for short, up to join the crew of the International Space Station in November. NASA hopes it'll take over some of the routine tasks on board. Our John Zarrella got a chance to meet R2 in this CNN exclusive report. Watch Video

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