Russia sends robot into space to test out new booster rocket

The capsule was launched by a new Soyuz 2.1a rocket.

A Soyuz capsule is launched by a new Soyuz 2.1a rocket from the launch pad at Russia’s space facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan (Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service photo via AP)

By Associated Press Reporter

Russia has sent a humanoid robot to the International Space Station as part of tests on a new rocket that is expected to replace the current vehicle.