Mooncamp challenge
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Moon Camp Challenge – Moon Camp is an education project run in collaboration between ESA and the Airbus Foundation, in partnership with Autodesk. It uses innovative learning technologies to challenge students to design their own Moon settlement with a 3D modelling tool (Tinkercad or Fusion 360).
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Moon Camp Challenge

Moon Camp is an education project run in collaboration between ESA and the Airbus Foundation, in partnership with Autodesk. It uses innovative learning technologies to challenge students to design their own Moon settlement with a 3D modelling tool (Tinkercad or Fusion 360). It features preparatory classroom activities that focus on learning by-design and science experimentation.

Become a Moon explorer

Teams first have to develop a number of interdisciplinary experiments to explore the extreme environment of space and understand how astronauts could live on the Moon. Then they have to design their Moon Camp, which should be adapted to the Moon environment, consider the use of local resources and provide protection and living and working facilities for the astronauts.

Moon Camp is divided in three separate categories featuring different levels of complexity: Moon Camp Discovery, Moon Camp Explorers and Moon Camp Pioneers.

Be creative and start designing your own Moon Camp now!

Moon Camp Discovery

Teams design one component of the Moon Camp using Tinkercad. Once they upload their design, they will receive a Moon Camp participation certificate.

Complexity level: beginners
Tool: Tinkercad
Age range: up to 19 years old, but recommended 6 to 14 years old
Registrations: open from 15 September 2021 to 21 April 2022

Moon Camp Explorers

Using Tinkercad, teams design the complete Moon Camp and submit their report to an expert jury. Participating teams will compete for the Moon Camp Explorers Prize for best project.

Complexity level: intermediate
Tool: Tinkercad
Age range: up to (and including) 14 years old
Registrations: open from 15 September 2021 to 21 April 2022

Moon Camp Pioneers

Using Fusion 360, teams design the complete Moon Camp and submit their report to an expert jury. Participating teams will compete for the Moon Camp Pioneers Prize for best project.

Complexity level: advanced
Tool: Fusion 360
Age range: 15 up to (and including) 19 years old
Registrations: open from 15 September 2021 to 21 April 2022

Winning Projects Moon Camp Pioneers 2020-2021

Get some inspiration from the best Moon Camp 2020-2021 projects. For more projects visit the Moon Camp Pioneers project gallery.

  • AMAR

    First Place
    ESA Member States
      Czech Republic
  • MoonMeisters

    Second Place
    ESA Member States
      Romania
  • PIoneers

    Third Place
    ESA Member States
      Romania
  • Via Appia

    First Place
    Non-ESA Member States
      Slovakia
  • CosMoon

    Second Place
    Non-ESA Member States
      Turkey
  • Lunar Figment

    Third Place
    Non-ESA Member States
      China

Winning Projects Moon Camp Explorers 2020-2021

Get some inspiration from the best Moon Camp 2020-2021 projects. For more projects visit the Moon Camp Explorers project gallery.

Moon Camp Discovery projects 2020-2021

Below you can find some of the Moon Camp Discovery projects. For more projects visit the Moon Camp Discovery project gallery.

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