The robot was developed by Astrobotics and CMU and now it's headed to the Kennedy Space Center.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The “CubeRover” developed by the Pittsburgh-based Astrobotics is being sent to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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The CubeRover was designed to help scientists operate remotely and use instruments and other items while the Cube Rover is on the surface of the moon.

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The lightweight device reduces the flight costs of NASA and is easy to maneuver.

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Developers at Carnegie Mellon University also helped design the Cube Rover.