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In Moon Camp Explorers each team’s mission is to 3D design a complete Moon Camp using Tinkercad. They also have to explain how they will use local resources, protect astronauts from the dangerous of space and describe the living and working facilities.

Team: BJS

Externato Marcelino Champagnat  Lisboa    Portugal 11
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Project description

Our moon camp will have two two-story towers linked to a main ring. On the ground floor, will be the living room, the kitchen and the laboratory. The three bedrooms and two bathrooms are going to be located in the upper floor, as the indoor swimming pool.

In the Moon, there are 14 days followed by 14 nights. As so, we will need solar lamps for the greenhouse, ensuring constant light for the plants. The energy will be stored in bateries.

Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?
Close to the Lunar Poles
Why did you choose this location?

We chose to build our moon camp near the poles because there is evidence of water in solid state that we could mine for daily use. Furthermore, there are some locations where the sunlight is almost a constant. This is very important as our camp will be solar powered.

How do you plan to build your Moon Camp? Which materials would you use?

Our moon camp, as the majority of our furniture, will be built by a robot from materials found on the Moon, being one of them regolith. Our beds will have air matresses. For a better thermal insulation, we will use portuguese cork to coat the lunar camp walls. Researchers found evidence of iron and titanium also, so we intend to use this materials in the piping system, per instance.

Explain how your Moon Camp will provide the astronauts with:
Water
Food
Electricity
Air

Our main source of clean drinking water will be the ice mines from which we will extract water in the solid state. The job will be done by robots specifically built for it. The water ice will be heated in a structure designed for it, too.

Food will grow on our greenhouse from Earth’s seeds, being vegetables and fruits astronaut’s main diet. Gums with vitamins brought from Earth will be also available. At the first weeks, astronauts will eat mainly lyophilized food from Earth, as the vegetables in the greenhouse will be still young. The soil will be fertilized with plant remains (compost from organic waste).

Our moon camp will be solar powered, through solar panels installed on the roof. Energy will be stored in bateries.

We could use lunar dust to breathe as it has 40 to 45% of oxygen. Expecting that to be not sufficient, we will rely on spirulina too (8m2 per person).

Describe a day on the Moon for one of your Moon Camp astronauts

The astronaut wakes up and fetchs some water melted during the night. Afterward, he eats breakfast and goes straight to the greenhouse, to water and harvest some vegetables. He takes representative samples of the vegetables farmed and study them in the laboratory. After lunch time, he rests. Afternoons are saved for some exercise in the swimming pool and communications with planet Earth. The dinner is served early. He reads a book and goes to sleep.


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