According to the South China Morning Post (SCMP), the team tasked with taking samples from the moon from the heart of Mongolia on a China Chang’e-5 mission used light “exoskeletons” for this. These extra “skeletons” helped them to move freely in the snow.
“After walking 20-30 meters, we would be very tired, but with the help of an exoskeleton, walking 100 meters or more was no longer a problem,” a member of the SCMP team told. He was in charge of carrying a device weighing 50 kilograms. The cargo crashed in a snow-covered area where the temperature is below -17 ° C.
China’s Chang’e-5 mission was successfully completed, in which Rover brought samples of dust and stones from the moon to Earth. In almost the last 50 years, this is the first time specimens have been “brought” from the moon to Earth.
The team members from China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASIC) had to overcome some difficulties to get to the washing machine-sized capsule in central Mongolia. In addition, it was necessary to deliver various devices to the site, which required a great deal of effort.
The team members were provided with exoskeletons by the Center for the Study of Technologies for Increasing Human Functionality, which has a contract with CASIC. The purpose of this collaboration was to provide team members with a product that would make it easier for them to work at high altitudes.