Russia has launched a rocket carrying life-sized robot to the International Space Station (ISS). The launch was carried out from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and the rocket would reach the space station on Saturday. The robot, called Fedor is the first ever sent into space by Russia.
Fedor was the Soyuz rocket’s sole passenger so as to test a new emergency rescue system. Alexander Bloshenko, Director of the Russian Space Agency’s Prospective Programmes and Science division said that Fedor would learn new skills such as connecting and disconnecting electric cables, using standard items
like a screwdriver, spanner and fire extinguisher during its 10 days at the ISS.