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    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Monday, April 2, 2018

    Falcon 9 Launched to Bring New AI Robot on ISS Board (PHOTO)

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    Falcon 9 rocket was launched on Friday from Cape Canaveral with in order to send a Dragon with 2,7 tons of cargo for the International Space Station (ISS).

    The rocket has already flown in space with a NASA satellite two months ago and now it is destined to leave the planet again.

    This time, there is a special unit of cargo on board — Crew Interactive Mobile Companion (CIMON) — an AI robot 'crew member', which looks like a volleyball with a computer screen, displaying its cartoon face. The robot will be used by the astronauts at the ISS and will help them in a few experiments on board.

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