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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: Bakalaura Partija

Galēnu pamatskola  Riebiņu novads, Galēnu pagasts, Galēni.    Latvia 13, 14
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Project description

Our team plan build Moon Camp close to the Lunar Poles, because NASA will send astronauts to the Moon’s South Pole by 2024. The lunar South Pole is one of the most compelling places in the entire Solar System. This region of the Moon is important for lunar scientists.

Our mission will be – explore a Moon South polar and developed new infrastructure for living in the Moon long time. We will research to a resources of the Moon and do experiments.

We would like to build a spacious base that is easy to navigate. The base must be secure and solid. Our base stands on large supports. It retains heat the design is symmetrical. Our lunar base has a place for astronauts to work and rest. In the greenhouses, we will grow a different plant for food and oxygen. Astronauts on the Moon will use rovers.

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

In this location is more comfortable for astronauts. Close to the South Lunar Poles are smaller diference in temperatures. There is wather in craters around the South Lunar Pole which we can use.  Sunlight is over 200 Earth days of constant illumination. Sunlight would allow explorers to harvest sunlight to light up a lunar base and power its equipment. NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft has mapped the terrain and topography of the Moon, which we can use.

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

Our Moon Camp we will plan to build – use 3D printer. 3D printer we sent from Earth to the Moon. One of the expected materials for 3D printing as part of a prospective lunar research program is the lunar regolith. It is easily accessible on the Moon in a few forms, depending on geographical location.

From the Earth we take greenhouse. The EDEN ISS MTF is a greenhouse system that has been developed as a prototype for a planetary space habitat.

Explain how your Moon Camp will provide the astronauts with:

The Moon’s poles have permanently shadowed regions that never receive sunlight, where spacecraft have detected large amounts of water ice. We will extract this water ice with rover. Then melting is and filtret. This water we can use like a drinking water.
Also we take a few liters of water from Earth.

From Earth we take seeds and food for the first time.
Also we use a greenhouse that grows plants without soil. The prototype greenhouse is an 18-foot long tube that contains water-cooled sodium vapor lamps and “envelopes” to hold the seeds. At a lunar base astronauts would provide carbon dioxide by breathing, and water for the plants could be extracted from their urine.

We plan to use a solar panels and collect a solar energy. Unrelenting sunlight is a boon to Moon missions, allowing explorers to harvest sunlight in order to light up a lunar base and power its equipment.
And we will use a Nuclear power: nuclear reactor power system that could enable long-duration crewed missions to the Moon. Those systems operate by splitting uranium atoms inside nuclear reactors, to generate heat that’s converted to electricity. Space nuclear systems can offer a useful means to power spacecraft.

Oxygen we take from the Earth.
Plant from our greenhouse take carbon dioxide and give oxygen. The growing algae. Algae convert carbon dioxide to breathable oxygen and produce edible food.
The lunar regolith it contains about 45% oxygen, heating regolith we can extract oxygen.
A process known as electrolysis can then split the extracted water into pure hydrogen and oxygen, either for rocket fuel or astronaut air supplies.

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

Astronaut wake up at 6:00. Doing at the morning hygiene.
30 minute he have a exercise in the gym.
Eat breakfast.
Then going to the greenhouse, checking the plant. Look water supplies.
Until 13:00 astronaut research and do experiments – Moon rocks, materials and soil.
At 13:00 he eat a lunch (food from greenhouse).
Then astronaut proceed in their experiments till 17:00.
Until 18:00 astronaut prepare food, clean, repair what to need. Working in the greenhouse.
Next he will have a dinner time – 18:00.
After dinner he have a free time. Astronaut can read book, journal, playing games, listen to music, do exercise at the gym, watch video.
At 21:00 he doing a evening hygiene.
Going to sleep at the 22:00.

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