Space-bound: Nicknamed Fedor - which stands for Final Experimental Demonstration Research - the anthropomorphous machine was seen undergoing a battery of stress-tests at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan

Source: Peter Lloyd for MailOnline

Russia‘s space agency has released eerie footage of its human-like android which will board the International Space Station next week.

Nicknamed Fedor – which stands for Final Experimental Demonstration Research – the anthropomorphous machine was seen undergoing a battery of stress-tests at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Dubbed Putin’s robo-naut, the machine can be seen determining targets and honing in on specific points, such as steering wheels, which will surely come in handy while they’re in orbit.

The scenes come ahead of its inclusion on the unmanned Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft on 22 August 2019.

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