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Explorers gallery 2022 – Moon Camp Challenge
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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: Space Monkeys

Colégio Vasco da Gama  Lisbon    Portugal 13   3 / 3
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Project description

Our project is a design of the moon habitation and the things that we’d need to have if we had the opportunity to live on the moon. It would be essential to have water, air, and a way to extract food from the moon, because it would be expensive having to go to earth so many times just to restock food and hygienic products.  

Our project is displayed in a 3D plan which shows our temporary house, where the astronauts would live and where many other little animals would also be kept to ensure human survival on the moon. To make it, we had to discover a lot of things, like how much air a human person would consume in a year and a lot more things besides.  

In our plan we have added a greenhouse and a water tank. We also added a platform where the astronaut would live.

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

We decided to choose this location, because there is evidence that there may be solid state water at the lunar poles.  

The bottom of the craters at the lunar poles contains 11 billion to 330 billion liters of water. They’re in the form of tiny ice crystals mixed with fine sand. The water (or the hydrogen and oxygen already separated) would be carried from the pole to the colony by pipes, about 2700 kilometers long. 

How do you plan to build your Mooncamp? Which materials will you use?

A dome would cover the colony earth, to hold the artificial atmosphere. It would be installed on the moon. The house will need iron at the base to help it stabilize on the lunar ground, however the rest is still gravity-free so it will be necessary to use the modern antigravity system inside the house for the inhabitants to have gravity.  

Water
Food
Electricity
Air
Protection

lunar poles

Make a greenhouse.
Bring canned goods.
Bring chickens to breed.
Bring astronaut food for a year.

For plants to be able to grow they need minerals (which are in the earth’s soil) and sunlight, so it will be necessary to take soil from Earth, dig a big hole on the moon and put the earth there to be able to plant and use them. Artificial light bulbs for plants will also be required, as will be light for photosynthesis, which can be resolved by placing carbon dioxide inside the dome. To make it even better, the dome can be made of glass and with solar panels to trap sunlight and create energy.

Every day we use about 288 liters of oxygen!
An adult tends to consume just over 200 ml of O2 per minute.
Per month we would need about 8.928 liters of oxygen per person.

UV-C radiation is totally absorved by Oxygen and Ozone in the atmosphere.

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

Gets up, eats, and does his hygiene. 

He starts the working day by checking if everything is operational and recording the weather conditions. 

Then he checks on the animals to see that they are healthy, whether they have bred and whether there are a sufficient number for continued breeding. 

After that he checks the greenhouse and updates the results obtained, such as soil and water conditions. 

He tests out the lunar conditions and explores its surface. 

As he explores the surface, he registers things that might be interesting for future trips to the moon and for human knowledge of it. As there are craters at the poles that contain icy solid bottoms where water can be extracted, the astronaut goes in search of them. Later, he returns to base for a meal. He then continues the day by exploring and doing various activities, such as feeding the animals, etc. 

 At the end of the day, he takes the opportunity to contact Earth and report on his adventures. 

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