Dextre, the mechanical robot from space is equipped with sensors and socket wrenches. His mission: to work on the outer part of the International Space Station. In a perfect autonomy. Dextre is the work of the Canadian Space Agency. Behind his small name, which speaks volumes about his dexterity, lies a more technical name: Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator. The robot is part of the trip that must be carried out, this week, the American shuttle Endeavour to the International Space Station (ISS). It is the third and last part of a mobile maintenance module whose mounting started in 2001. Assigned to maintenance tasks outside the ISS, Dextre avoid astronauts to carry out dangerous sorties to carry out repairs to weightlessness, about 400 km altitude. All the details in the images on