The first humanoid robot in space has been there for two years. Robonaut 2 arrived in February 2011 and was unpacked the next month. The robot was developed jointly by NASA and General Motors.
Aug. 10, 2010Robonaut 2, nicknamed R2 (a bit of an insider joke for “Star Wars” fans), is detached from a crane after being secured to its stanchion. Within a year, R2 would arrive on the international space station. Joseph Bibby/NASA
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.