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 project will be built on the north lunar pole. It is different because we will be using mooncrete which is made of lunar dust and a concrete base. An interesting thing we have at our base are chickens. These are a great source of eggs and if needed meat. We can’t forget our roosters to reproduce so they dont die off. We have a dome for our vegetation with thick plastic windows, we also have radiation curtains for the window so the plants don’t get too much sun and die. There will be a room with an air filter and an air tank, but our main source of air will be the plants that we grow. The reason our base is halfway underground is because it is better for more protection against moon asteroids and other moon objects. This is why our base is unique, our base will be built with a mix of astronauts and robots.
Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?
Close to the lunar poles
Why did you choose this location?
We chose this location because the North pole of the moon has comfortable temperatures. There is also always sun and is good for growing crops. We did not want to build in the south lunar pole because we didn’t want the temperatures to always be really cold. We will have radiation protection curtains for the crops and the astronauts.
How do you plan to build your Mooncamp? Which materials will you use?
We are going to build a dome shape on top of the moon and a three layer living space in the moon’s crust. We will use four foot thick mooncrete walls on every wall in our base, and we will use a metal framing base. Also, we will have four 40-inch wide by 65-inch tall plastic windows. Why plastic and not glass? Well if a meteor were to come the glass would shatter everywhere and be very dangerous. Plastic would not be so dangerous if that happened.
We will have the astronauts bring some water. We will also have a water purifier and clean our own urine. We will also visit the south pole and drill through the ice, melt the ice and purify it.
We are going to grow crops on the top of the surface in the dome and we will have windows for light. We are also taking chickens and a rooster for food. The chicken’s poop can be used as fertilizer, also their eggs can be used for eating and some will be for reproducing. Astronauts can also study how chickens and roosters adapt to the moon.
We are going to use solar panels for our power because there is constant sun on the North pole on the moon. We will have the solar panels placed behind our base.
We will use plants as our main source of oxygen. We will also have an air filter and an oxygen tank just in case. We will have an air lock for when we come inside and go out to have safe air to breathe, also not lose all of the oxygen we have in our base.
We are using thick mooncrete walls and a metal framing base. Also, for the crops in the dome area and the chicken dome we will use thick plastic. We will have thermal radiation curtains to protect the plants and astronauts.
Describe a day on the Moon for one of your Moon Camp astronauts
6:30 wake up + bathroom break
6:30-7:30 Take a walk for exercise
7:30- 8:00 Eat breakfast
8:00 Open the shades in the greenhouse and check on the plants and chickens
8:10-8:30 Collect and clean the eggs + feed chickens
8:30-11:30 Explore and study
11:30-12:00 Mental stimulation – board games & chess
12:00-12:30 Eat lunch
12:30-1:00 Fix/check manual things such as solar panels, oxygen tank/filler
1:00-1:15 Water the plants & shut the shades
1:15-2:00 Interact with friends and family back on earth
2:00-2:30 Take a nap
4:00-5:00 Free time
5:00-5:30 Eat dinner
5:30-6:00 Work out
6:20- 6:30 Get ready for bed
6:30-7:30 Watch a show for relaxation
7:30-8:00 Read book
8:00 Go to bed
Daniel Muñoz Muñoz – Luca … Fernández Romero – Mario Sánchez Magro
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