Robonaut Is Getting Ready For His Big Trip to Space

Uncrating Robonaut

NASA/Kim Shiflett

He has been crated up and shipped to Kennedy Space Center. At the Space Station Processing Facility there, he is going to be carefully packed into his SLEEPR -- the Structural Launch Enclosure to Effectively Protect Robonaut.

At over 500 pounds, the packed-up Robonaut will be perhaps the heaviest cargo ever carried in a space cargo module, according to NASA.

Robonaut Wears His Protective Cover

Kids, don't try this at home.NASA