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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: Olivia&Roxane Moon Camp

European School Den Haag  Den Haag    Netherlands 14   2 / 2
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Project description

Our moon camp is like a small city on earth on the moon. It is located on the surface of the moon. It contains a science lab for experiments, a communication room to send every information to the earth, a living area for the astronauts (beds, bathrooms, living room). A green house to provide food, A gym so that the astronauts stay in shape. And Landing pads.

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

There is almost always sun. The location is good for generating solar power, there are also craters which supply permanent shade, and in these craters, there is water concealed into ice.

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

We can use a giant 3D printer so that we don’t have to import everything from earth (it would be too expensive).  We can also use materials that are already on the moon. Robots would be the ones building the moon camp.

Materials:

  • Polyethylene to protect from meteorites and sun radiation
  • Lunar concrete: for the walls
  • Small parts of materials, thanks to the 3D printer they will become bigger
  • Tungsten
Water
Food
Electricity
Air
Protection

A) Water: There is frozen water in the cold, dark craters at the moon’s poles. The astronaut (and a robot) will go in the craters take blocks of ice, then they will put them in the fire and the water will evaporate. The astronaut will collect the water. After that, the water becomes liquid the water is ready to be use. Every time the water is used, the water will be filtered. The astronauts will also filter their urine.

B) Food: There is an agriculture space (greenhouse) in the moon camp where they grow plants. Because the moon camp is in the poles there is always sunlight. There will be blinds covering the whole greenhouse 16 hours a day (plants need approximately 8h of sunlight a day).

C) Power: Because the moon camp is on the moon poles there is always sun so we can instal solar panels. There will be multiple solar panels at different spots on the poles so that even when the sun light moves there is always a solar panel in the light. When there is a lunar eclipse, we can store solar power in fuel cells so that they still have power during the eclipse.

D) Air: Oxygen generators, a process called electrolysis. The astronauts will create air by running electricity through water. They will electrolyse water to split it open to hydrogen and oxygen, the oxygen will go into the atmosphere for the astronauts to breath. The hydrogen will go in space.

E) Protection: Polyethylene to protect from meteorites and sun radiation as well as tungsten and concrete who are also effective radiation shielding materials

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

Our Moon Camp astronauts would start their day by working out to not loose muscle or body mass. Then they would eat, consuming what they are growing in the green house and drinking from their water supply. If it is a day where the temperature outside is bearable, they will go outside to collect rock samples, and ice that they will dilute later into water. When they return to the camp, they will inspect their rock samples, maybe experiment on them. They will also check in the communication room if there is any news from earth: missions, things they must do, changes in plan… The rest of the day will depend on their needs. Maybe they will need to take care of the greenhouse: plant new seeds, water them, check the light… Or if they don’t have enough water supply anymore, they will collect the water from the ice blocks.

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