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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: Les indécis

Casavant  Saint-Hyacinthe    Canada 14   4 / 0
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Project description

For the design of our base, it will be half underground and these will be what it will contain: 

Ground floor (outside): Greenhouse, garage and the ice quarry.

Level 1: Laboratory and computer room.

Level 2: Sport room, dining room, kitchen and the bathroom. 

Level 3: Bedrooms (Beds) and living room.

Level 4: Storage room and control room for almost everything.

 To move from floor to floor, you only need to jump in the right spot.

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

Because there, we can find ice and the sun is present almost all year, an essential for our solar panels and our plants. 

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

Moon rocks will be crushed and morphed into building materials by a massive 3D printer that will be sent back to earth afterward. More specific materials can be sent by rockets beforehand. 

Water
Food
Electricity
Air
Protection

For water, we will dig a quarry somewhere where we can find ice and we will extract it with a heated drill. Then, we will only need to melt it to get water that we will then clean up. Water will be stocked in giant tanks underground so that they don’t freeze or burn. Also, we will have a water reuse system so that we have enough for everything.

In order to have food, our greenhouse on ground level that has closing windows in order to hide the sun from the plants can produce many plants that will be used to get nutriments. To harvest the good things in the plants, we would crush them and use a 3d printer to remake everything into useful food. It would help to the diets of our astronauts. We will also grow algues that will be used to make various things.

For energy, we have our solar panels and we will have batteries to store our surplus that will be used to survive during eclipses. The solar panels will be on rotating bases so that they will face the sun constantly.

For air, we will use a water electrolysis system to make oxygen in quantity. Strategically placed airlocks will make it so that we can keep the oxygen in and the bad things out.

To protect ourselves from the sun, our spacesuits will be optimised. They will be needed when going outside, but inside, underground, with our climatizers, we will be fine. Being underground will also help for everything radiation related.

Also, we will have a reinforced dome above the base that would protect us from meteorites. Other thing, the rest of the facilities above ground would be protected by that too.

To deal with the cold, we will use a methane heating system, it being the residue of compost.

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

I woke up. The others are still sleeping so, I went to the bathroom, and I then put on my spacesuit. It was needed, since I had to go up there to the greenhouse. Doing so certainly helps to stay in good shape. I took some wheat and some soy. With these things, I will make cereals and milk. Our stock is quite low at the moment. While I was doing that, my coworkers awoke too. They thanked me for going outside and they ate with me. Ana went to the computer lab to work on the report for earth and check on the pipes to see if they are still in good condition. Noemi went to the garage and took the rover for a routine check of the quarry machines. I, Jack, did my regular workout till 12 o’clock when I had to go outside to check on the plants again. Our sports room is quite small, but we can still do push-ups, sit ups and burpees. We also jog a lot every day and do sports for at least an hour or two a day, since our muscles get weak on the moon. We usually finish our work time at 17 o’clock: we have books, beds, a tv with prerecorded movies and computers for more personal work. Sometimes, we go exploring with our rover, but not today. It’s around 21 hours in the day, I am going to sleep. 

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