To Help Trudge Through the Snow, the Chang’e-5 Recovery Team Wore Powered Exoskeletons

Other worlds aren’t the only difficult terrain personnel will have to traverse in humanity’s exploration of the solar system.  There are some parts of our own planet that are inhospitable and hard to travel over.  Inner Mongolia, a northern province of China, would certainly classify as one of those areas, especially in winter.  But that’s exactly the terrain team members from the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC) had to traverse on December 16th to retrieve lunar samples from the Chang’e-5 mission.  What was even more unique is that they did it with the help of exoskeletons.

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