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Japan's ANA enters space exploration business

The Avatar X program aims to use robots controlled from Earth

ANA sees promising business opportunities in space exploration.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese airline ANA Holdings said Thursday it will enter the space exploration business by developing technologies to place robots in outer space and to operate them from Earth.

The program, named Avatar X, will build on the technologies in virtual reality and other areas ANA has been developing to allow humans to remotely explore outer space.

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