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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: Austrian Comets

MS Jennersdorf  Jennersdorf    Austria 13   4 / 0
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Project description

About the Mooncamp

Ladies and gentlemen of ESA, my name is Guido Klein and I am from Austria. My team members Tobias Spiegl, Elias Proschitz, Julian Kerschbaum and I have jointly designed Lunar Base 1. In this report, you will learn everything about the lunar base, from the material used for it and the use of the mooncamp. In this paragraph I inform you in general about the base, in the following paragraphs I will discuss the individual components of the camp.

Lunar Base 1 is a lunar camp, which will function as one of the first lunar bases and will support the further settlement of the moon. It is being set up in one of the icy places on the moon. 

It is powered by solar cells and H3. 

The base is built as follows: After finding the right place, the air envelopes already invented by ESA are set up, which are able to hold one bar internal pressure even in the vacuum of space. Next a two-meter-thick wall around the shell with Lunar-Regolit needs to be built. This method is also used on connections and air sluice. Then the houses are expanded and the moonvillage is ready.


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

I chose it because there is so much water. The water is important for the base. The astronauts will drink it and I will use it to make oxygen and sugar with genetically modified chloroplasts. They will use the moon-water and carbon dioxide from the astronauts. And I chose it because of the long „Moon-days“. Because one day on the lunar poles is 14 „Earthdays“ long.

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

I will use the air envelopes of the ESA. It is strong enought to hold one bar in the vacuum of space. My compliments for the inventors from the ESA. Then I will build a two-meters-thick wall all over the air envelopes made of lunar regulith. This material is made of moondust and magnesium and it is ten times harder than concrete. The same procedure I will use for the floors between the houses. The laboratory and the warehouse will be in the lunar caves.


The astronauts will get the water from the ice on the moon. Robots will bring it in the houses and it will melt.

In each house there is place for growing vegetables. Of course, there will also be astronaut food in the warehouse.

The base will be powered by solar cells by day and H3 fusion reactors in each house by night.

To make oxygen I will use the carbon dioxide from the astronauts and the moon-water. This two things I will give to genetically modified chloroplasts. They will make them to oxygen and sugar for the astronauts.

The two-meters-thick walls of the base will protect the astronauts. If not, they can go to the laboratory/warehouse in the moon caves with the elevator and rail transport system.

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

The astronauts get up at seven on clock by „Earthtime“ in London, like the astronauts of the ISS. Some will put on their space suits and go out on the moon to discover other places, repair robots and moon-cars, build new moon-houses or bring recourses to the base. The others will go to the laboratory with the elevator or the cable-cars in the rail transport system. At twelve o’clock, everyone eats lunch and make sport from 13-14 o’clock. Than they will go on with their work. When it is 19 o’clock, all astronauts stop to work and have freetime.

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