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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 Creators

Externato Marcelino Champagnat  Lisbon    Portugal 11   3 / 0
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Project description

We will build half of our moon camp on the lunar surface, and the other half underground, with a lift connecting both parts. It will have several rooms such as a research room, some bedrooms, a gym, a swimming pool, a living room and a greenhouse.

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

We chose to create our moon camp near the lunar poles. Here we can find water in the solid state (ice) which makes it easier for us to extract it and use it. At the poles the temperatures are between – 50 Cº and 0 Cº, which is relatively mild given the lunar context. Furthermore, the poles are almost constantly under the sun light.

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

We plan to use a 3D printer for the walls. For the roof we will use a very strong material called polyethylene. Finally we will use a door that won’t let the air go. The 3D printer is going on a rocket ship disassembled. When we get to the moon, we’re going to assemble it and start the construction of the main infrastructures.

Water
Food
Electricity
Air
Protection

We plan to melt moon ice with a proper machine to get liquid drinkable water. To collect the ice, we will use an excavator. We also plan to use a water filtering system to filter the water we use in the bathroom, kitchen and greenhouse.

To obtain food, we intend to create an isolated greenhouse. We will not use the soil from the moon (regolith), but fertile soil from the Earth.

We will also use solar panels to provide energy to the greenhouse in order to control the light, something quite important due to the different day times on the moon. In the greenhouse we will have carrot algae among others.

To get energy we intend to use solar panels that provide us with energy from the sun. we will store energy in fuel cells to use whenever there is no sun, as in case of eclipses.

To breathe on the moon we will use water which we will split into oxygen and hydrogen to provide us with oxygen. We will also rely on biological processes, mainly by using water plants like algae as an oxygen and a food source.

We choose to build our camp underground in order to have the moon terrain protecting us from meteorites and radiation.

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

The day at our camp starts by going to the gym. After we have a seaweed breakfast that gives us the energy needed to do some research until lunch time. For lunch, we will harvest some food from the greenhouse. Then we will continue working, checking on our equipment, and collecting samples from the Moon. At the end of the day, some of us will rest in the living room while other will take the opportunity to stablish communications with Earth. After that, we will have dinner and then go to sleep.

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