Heavy Lifter Gives Astronauts Helping Hand
June 27, 2009
The Lunar Surface Manipulator System moves a simulated lunar oxygen generation plant from a lunar lander mockup to the surface. Essentially a robotic manipulator, the crane-like device proved it can lift large or small payloads and precisely position equipment. The device was developed by NASA's Langley Research Center.
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