Monthly Archives: August 2015

Congratulations To Angela Reeves

METECS congratulates Angela Reeves for receiving the Superior Assistance Award from the NASA JSC Software, Robotics, and Simulation Division.  The award was for her “technical excellence and commitment to service outside normal work hours in providing the real-time trouble shooting and simulation graphics configuration support required during a PAO filming event of astronaut personnel in the SSTF cupola”.  Great work Angela!

ROBoT Part of Virtual ISS Tour

ROBoTOnISSVirtualTourAstronaut Samantha Cristoforetti (ESA) recently took several pictures inside the International Space Station (ISS) that were used create a virtual tour of the orbiting laboratory.  Check out the tour at  While visiting the Destiny module, notice the Robotics On-Board Trainer (ROBoT) running on the wall opposite the actual robotics workstation.  HLS Technology, a METECS team member on the NASA Robotics, Vehicle, & Graphics Simulation Services (RVGSS) contract, develops, maintains, and delivers ROBoT to provide robotics proficiency training to astronauts living and working aboard the ISS.  Congratulations HLS Technology on your work showing up in the tour!  We know the astronauts greatly value the training they receive using ROBoT.