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Explorers gallery 2022 – Moon Camp Challenge
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Explorers gallery 2022

Moon Camp Explorers Gallery 2021-2022

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: Exploradores do Espaço

Externato Marcelino Champagnat  Lisbon    Portugal 11   3 / 2
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Project description

Our camp is located inside the lunar lava tubes for us to be protected against radiation and meteorites. Our camp will be powered by solar energy collected in solar panels placed in the poles. We will produce our food, our water and air in an integrated and circular system.

Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?
Lunar lava tubes
Why did you choose this location?

We chose this location because we are underground, so we will be safe from meteorites. These lunar tubes have plenty of room to build our colony. We will also be protected from radiation and large temperature ranges (difference between the highest and lowest temperature). The temperature in the tunnels is around -20 Cº (which is good for the moon’s “normal” temperature).

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

We planned to build our camp with steel plates, magnets to attach one steel to the other. Our camp’s floor would be magnet and we had magnet shoes so we wouldn’t fly. We would take to the moon the steel and the magnets already shaped to fit our needs.


We would go to the lunar poles in an astronaut suit and with drills and a saw we would extract the ice into containers. Near our camp, we would let the ice melt and filter it for future consumption.

We will create a greenhouse where we would grow essential foods (like fruit and vegetables) with artificial light. We would collect the food depending on whether we need it. We would also take some food from Earth, such as meat, fish, pasta and rice.

We should have solar panels in the poles, because there is always daytime there, unlike the lava tubes. We would have to create an electrical system that connects the panels at the poles to our camp at the tubes.

We can take oxygen from water (about 800 grams per day), using electrolysis to get oxygen. Also, we can cultivate plants that provide air and food, two in one. And finally we will extract oxygen from the moon land by heating regolith, filtering the oxygen and storing it in tanks.

For our dwelling to be safe and stable, we would build our house below the Moon’s surface, inside the lunar lava tubes, so we would be safe from meteorites and radiation.

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

The astronaut wakes up and puts on an astronaut suit. As there is no gravity, he jumps 8 meters to the bathroom. Then, he has breakfast, always with iron plates to be attached to magnet table.  The astronaut moves around the camp with very large jumps. He does exercise everyday to keep the muscles healthy because over time the muscles will weaken. After the exercise, he leaves home for a moon walk to collect some samples and check the solar the equipment placed outside the camp. When he returns, he goes to his office to analyse the samples collected. He will exercise again and finally he has dinner and goes to sleep.

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