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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: Moon 4 B-ase

Gymnasium am Augarten  Vienna    Austria 14   6 / 6
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Project description

Our lunar base consists out of twelve separated main stations. It is an extraordinary and innovative station. The separation of the stations provides additional level of security. All 12 stations are differently designed according to their functions:

  1. Mission Control
  2. Recycling & solar facility
  3. Repairer
  4. First-aid facility
  5. Dining room
  6. Recreation & lounge room
  7. Smithy & manufacturing plant
  8. Water basin (with aliens)
  9. Plant & Food production areas
  10. Sleeping & rest area
  11. Fitness room
  12. Different connection corridors

The gym has the primary function of training the moonauts to survive the low gravity level. The medicine room is accessible from every side so that the patient with the moon-disease can be treated as quick as possible. Design of our corridors depends on the purpose of the room you go for to avoid confusion caused by the state of the moon-dreaming. This means that each corridor has been designed to match the purpose of the rooms it connects. Long corridors are used for the gym as well. Not to forget our water basin with aliens from the Jupiter moon Europa or our high-end lunar rover that is equipped with IR-cameras, mobile neutrino detectors, levitation seats, MF-radar, small fusion cell, and celestial communication device. Since the Moon and Europe are comparable in their size the water aliens from Europe can survive at our water basin. But this is still only a small part of our large Moon Camp. Find our aliens if you can.

Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?
Aristarchus crater
Why did you choose this location?

Our base is located at the lunar impact crater Aristarchus in the northwest part of the Moon’s near side. Ever since 2020 as LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter) technology detected the first water molecules at lunar craters they have became a desired places for establishing the lunar base. Aristarchus is the brightest large area at the Moon, with an albedo nearly double that of most lunar features and large number of TLPs (transient-lunar-phenomenon). We will use its noble earths for production and its albedo features as a huge parabolic mirror that increases the power of our solar panels up to 45%.

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

We plan to use lunar soil (regolith) to make a concrete out of it. Regolith is like fly ash, that mixed with additives, that the researchers from EAC and the University of Miami has been discovered, result in a mooncrete. However we will still have to transport the additives to the moon. Since the regulate is basically basaltic material made up of silicates, we will use this glass as the basic raw material in connection with nano-carbon fabrics for more structured features and stability of our base. We will also use Oxygen in lunar dust (40% of it).

Water
Food
Electricity
Air
Protection

One of the most important issues at our moon camp is the clean water. Since the water is a critical issue we have five independent water sources at our lunar base:
1. The water from human evaporation, breath, excretions etc. will be recycled same as at orbiting space stations.
2. The water ice from lunar fuel laboratories at Moon poles (Oxygen/Hydrogen labs that supply the Mars and other ferries with fuel).
3. The water ice from Aristarchus crater walls.
4. Water that is bound as hydrates and hydroxides at lunar minerals will be extracted for our usage.

We have a lunar garden where we can harvest our precious huge vegetables, genetic fruits and lunar plants that are famous for their gigantic growth due to the low gravity level and regolith minerals. There is also a famous lunar fountain with alien fishes in it, which we are very proud of. We also craft all kinds of food for the astronauts and moonauts from the algae and different GM microorganisms and pack it in a vacuum-packaging. A few creative cooks designed special dishes for lunar aliments. However, some of moonauts still prefer the real steaks brought from the Earth.

The electricity is mainly provided by two underground electricity producing channels using tension of parallel boreholes found in the 70ties from the Soviet Luna 24 drilling at the depts. of about 200cm. The borehole-tension channels are covering 52% of our electricity needs at the moment, 22% comes from high-efficiency solar panels and radon sources of crater Aristarchus. One shocking thing is the power supply of the alien population at the moon. We still don’t know how they are converting energy from one form into the other, however they are supplying us with the rest 26% of our power needs.

We make oxygen by running electricity through the water. This process is called electrolysis. Originally the air and water at our lunar base camp are coming from the Earth. This however is not like that since the LFL (lunar fuel laboratories at Moon poles) are processing the water ice for the space ferries and since the alien-human expedition found a huge water ice deposits at Aristarchus crater walls. Our hydrates extraction of Oxygen is improving as well. Though since the last accident with the fusion cells extracting Oxygen we are using them only as moon rovers impellent.

We have two main protection issues at our lunar base:
1. Radiation protection. We are very proud to announce that the electromagnetic Shield using four of hyper-traforators will be established during this lunar period. We are very happy that we will stop wearing protection suits and live underground. Therefore the new lunar base design is very different from its precursors and has a few transparent cupolas made out of Moon silicates that have high grade of radiation protection.
2. Fire protection is of highest importance for the base, especially since the last conflagrations destroying the base and killing many moonauts.

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

The moonauts have high-end sleeping quarters at our base, where everything is perfectly set up for them, since the moon-REM-sleep is the most important feature for the mental state of the moon-dreaming. Therefore moonauts have special wake up procedure until 8 a.m.. After the morning routine at the bathmoon (8.30 a.m.), it is time for breakfast. Because they are at the Moon, they always have to keep their bodies fit. For that they are using long corridors and having a gym at 10 o’clock. After 2 hours of body training, they have free time. Most of the astronauts are at the lounge or alien swimming pool that we have built during the famous first alien-human project in the history of the worlds. But the astronauts can’t just relax, they also have to work. In the computer room they are communicating with the related people and giving feedbacks on what they have to improve at the camp, digging crater wall ice, performing electrolysis or one of many astonishing lunar experiments. The most favorite activity is however the “alien jam”, called like this because our mutual communication is still jamming and the most funny things are coming out of dealing with them. Also, to be mentioned: Just in case something happens, the astronauts can go to the first aid station for help.

After a hard day of work, they have dinner in the evening and later on, moonauts are going to sleep for the moon-dreaming and collecting power for the coming day.

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