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Smart SPHERES project manager Chris Provencher demonstrates one of NASA's robots at the Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California July 2, 2014.  REUTERS/Noel Randewich

Smart SPHERES project manager Chris Provencher demonstrates one of NASA's robots at the Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California July 2, 2014. REUTERS/Noel Randewich

Smart SPHERES project manager Chris Provencher demonstrates one of NASA's robots at the Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California July 2, 2014. REUTERS/Noel Randewich
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NASA astronaut Jeffrey Williams, Expedition 22 commander, performs a check of the Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) Beacon / Beacon Tester in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station in this December 5, 2009 NASA handout photo released to Reuters July 3, 2014. REUTERS/NASA/Handout via Reuters

NASA astronaut Jeffrey Williams, Expedition 22 commander, performs a check of the Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) Beacon / Beacon Tester in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station in...more

NASA astronaut Jeffrey Williams, Expedition 22 commander, performs a check of the Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) Beacon / Beacon Tester in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station in this December 5, 2009 NASA handout photo released to Reuters July 3, 2014. REUTERS/NASA/Handout via Reuters
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Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) Beacon / Beacon Tester are shown floating in zero-gravity in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station in this October 26, 2008 NASA handout photo released to Reuters July 3, 2014. REUTERS/NASA/Handout via Reuters

Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) Beacon / Beacon Tester are shown floating in zero-gravity in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station in this October 26, 2008 NASA handout photo...more

Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) Beacon / Beacon Tester are shown floating in zero-gravity in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station in this October 26, 2008 NASA handout photo released to Reuters July 3, 2014. REUTERS/NASA/Handout via Reuters
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