The final mission of the Space Shuttle Discovery is scheduled for February 24, 2011. Discovery will deliver the PMM (Permanent Multipurpose Module) to the International Space Station and will also carry Robonaut 2, which will be the first human-like robot in space, Robonaut 2 will become a permanent resident of the station.
Uh-oh... reminiscent of HAL, but Robonaut 2 will be orbiting Earth. Yikes!
Still tending to my other current writing endeavor.