Item #: SPA02050-46358
Spidernaut is a spider-like robot prototype under development at NASA's Johnson Space Centre. A similar arachnid-robot may one day carry large payloads across lightweight trusses and solar arrays or deploy a web of space tethers to cross structural spans of future space vehicles. Tendril, mounted behind Spidernaut, is a new robotic bore scope that can be remotely guided into hard to reach areas. (NASA Media Archives).