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 lunar camp is located below ground in a tube created by lunar lava. To protect us from the cold we will take enough material to the moon on our trip to create waterproof walls. On our trip we will also take vegetable seeds to sow and some animals like chickens to lay eggs. In that sense, our moon camp will have a farming sector that will provide us with air and food.
Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?
Lunar lava tubes
Why did you choose this location?
We chose this location to protect us from meteors and solar radiation, and because we found it to have the most comfortable climate.
How do you plan to build your Mooncamp? Which materials will you use?
We plan to 3D print our camp. We will take a 3D printer and some raw materials from Earth, resources needed to build the walls.
We will bring water from Earth and also use a machine able to collect and filter water from the air, water produced by plants’ transpiration inside the greenhouse.
We will take animals and seeds to the Moon. They will be protected by a capsule which will simulate the environment where they usually grow. This means we will also have a greenhouse providing us with fruits, vegetables and trees. We will also have a food printer to print foo such as meat.
To have energy we will build a nuclear reactor.
In the beginning, we will bring air from Earth. However, on the long term, the aim is to generate oxygen through the greenhouse and the complementary ventilation system connecting it to the other parts of the camp.
There will be an acrylic and plastic barrier protecting the greenhouse, the farm where our animals will be and the nuclear reactor. If the barriers collapse, we have a route to redirect the animals and plants to the lava tubes.
Describe a day on the Moon for one of your Moon Camp astronauts
Astronauts wake up, put up their suits and have a breakfast. After that, astronauts will take care of the greenhouse, checking the health condition of plants. Before lunch, they exercise and after lunch they will go out to collect soil samples. Back to camp, the samples are analyzed and the results sent to Earth. The day finishes with a simple dinner.
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