A combined University / Industry team has developed a prototype system for handling protein crystals aboard the space station. This system uses a miniature direct drive robot, CCD television cameras, and a client-server com- puting system using internet protocols to support the cap- ture of protein crystals from aqueous growth solutions. The system was demonstrated between Huntsville AL. and Seattle WA. An operator in Huntsville controlled the mini robot by invoking pre-defined relative and absolute macro files. The operators observed results using video images sent through the internet link using Cu-SeeMe video con- ferencing software. In 3 of 4 trials, the operators success- fully captured 0.5mm simulated protein crystals into a glass capillary. The system is a promising start for the development of a space-station based remote protein crys- tal analysis facility.