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.
Our Moon Camp will make astronauts’ stay on the Moon more comfortable and convenient. Our Camp will supply shelter, water, food, energy and overall comfort. We will also provide them with protection from asteroids, meteorites and heat (from the sun).
Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?
On the far side of the Moon
Why did you choose this location?
a) We will build our moon camp on the far side of the Moon.
b) We chose this location because this side has one of the largest craters in the solar system, making it easier to build our moon camp.
How do you plan to build your Mooncamp? Which materials will you use?
Our Moon Camp will be made from reinforced concrete since it is an inexpensive, resistant, and extremely useful material for space building. In addition, next to our astronauts’’ houses, there will be light lamps to help them see when it’s dark on the moon.
We will have a small cabin in their houses where all the water (from Earth) will be stored in small water containers made from strong aluminum. Before setting on the moon, we will prepare the astronauts with gallons of water put into these containers.
Astronauts will be provided with food by bringing containers of food from the Earth, but they will also have a small greenhouse where an Earth-like atmosphere will be created by the carbon dioxide and water for the plants could be taken from the containers of water brought from Earth. Sunlight for the plants will be channeled from fiber optic cables.
Since the moon receives an average of 13 000 TW of power from the Sun, we will use solar panels to receive energy from the sun by putting them on the buildings.
The astronauts will use oxygen air tanks to breathe while walking on the Moon but while at the bases they will be able to breathe without air tanks.
The astronauts, to protect themselves, will have a shield to counter the energetic particles that are a comparable size. Hydrogen or simply lunar soil are particularly good options. But for our moon camp we will use lunar soil to protect the astronauts since it’s easier to manage and very resistant.
Describe a day on the Moon for one of your Moon Camp astronauts
The astronaut wakes up. For breakfast he goes to the room with all the food containers and gets a packed breakfast. After eating, he goes to check on his greenhouse, where all his vegetables and plants grow. After that, it’s time for him to prepare his space equipment to go explore and study the moon with his crew. He puts on his oxygen tank; his space costume and he get ready to go outside.
Then he checks if all the bases are working well and does an overall analysis of the Camp. After that, the astronaut returns to his base and works in mission control, to communicate with astronauts in orbit. For lunch, he goes again to the food dispenser to get containers. Then the astronaut goes to the “analysis” base and checks out procedures, checklists the crew in space will use and develops procedures and tools to be used during space walks and robotic operations. After eating dinner, the astronaut checks once again the greenhouse, and the functioning of the Camp then goes to sleep.
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