The Astro Axe can be used to mine rocks and collect soil samples from either mars or the moon. It isn't just an axe though it has many modifications, such as, wrench slots in the handle, a crowbar on the end, and holes in the handle to reduce weight without affecting strength. There are eight wrench slots on the handle for tightening bolts and nuts. The crow bar can be used to pry stuf open or pull a bolt out. and last but not least the Astro Axe can be used in an emergency to open things up, break windows, and use it to grab on to something with the hook like head.