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.
Part 1: It is on surface and there is a greenhouse with plants, a place to workout, a lunar rocket to go back to earth and a place to send communications to earth.
Part 2: It is under the surface, and there is a kitchen, a bedroom, a bathroom and a place to work and do research. It is under the surface to be protected.
Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?
Close to the lunar poles
Why did you choose this location?
Becasue temperatures are nice, we mean, they are not as bad as in other places….so the temperatures are between minus 50 and 0 ºC and there is constant sunlight. In addition to that, there are lava tubes where the tempreature is even better, around -20ºC.
How do you plan to build your Mooncamp? Which materials will you use?
We would use lunar soil to make especials brick with a giant 3D printer sent from earth.
Filtering lunar ice cores to extract the water.
Making a greenhouse covered with a mobile roof to be opened and closed when we want. And as we are living in the poles, we’ll have sun constantly, but like we only need 8 hours of sun, we will close the roof and provide the plants with shadow for 16 hours and then we will open it and provide the plants with sun for another 8 hours.
Installing mobile solar cells on the rim of the Shackleton crater where there is always sun.
Using some algaes that make oxygen from the air that we breathe out (Spiruline for example).
Using polyethylene suits, and building the houses under the surface.
Describe a day on the Moon for one of your Moon Camp astronauts
In the morning, they would have breakfast and then they would work out. Then they would take care of the water filtering and the plants in the green house and finally they would do some research and work and send it to earth.
After having lunch, they would go over the solar power plant to see everything is in order and at the end of the day they would have some free time and socialize a little bit.
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