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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: Aaron/Anmol

Elizabeth Vale Schools  Adelaide    Australia 10   2 / 0
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Project description

Our moon camp is basic but efficient. We have unique features such as using electrolysis for oxygen because with electrolysis we can take out the elements like oxygen and hydrogen. We also have rovers. Rovers are used to explore the less explored places for our research. We have a base under and over the lunar soil. The top part of the base is small as it’s used for research and experiments. The under part though,is larger as all the necessities are enclosed there; this includes an entertainment area,emergency room (for malfunctions, experiment goes wrong,etc), a bedroom for the astronauts(the bedroom is underground because we are doing it on the pole with endless sunlight),a lounge and kitchen. We also have a greenhouse for life (on the top part of the base). Based on our research, we found out that at a lunar base,astronauts would provide carbon dioxide by breathing, and water for the plants could be extracted from their urine. Sunlight could be conducted to the underground plants through fiber optic cables. It has a pond in it. We are going to create artificial gravity for the safety of our explorers and to use the toilet without waste flying around, and to keep the water and tools from floating away. We also have an alarm system to inform us of meteorites and radiation levels rising.

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

For the location of the base, we are choosing to go with the poles as there is endless sunlight on one of the poles. We chose this location because one,endless sunlight (or lots of water on the other pole). Two, great electricity from hydro energy and solar energy. And three, when rovers travel around in never ending heat,we can put solar panels on the vehicles for endless supplies of electricity.

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

We plan to use humans to build for 8-9 hours and let the robots finish the rest. We would use astronauts to build for this amount of time because they can only survive 10 hours on the moon without cover. This will also give time for the robots to adapt to the interstellar environment. The materials we want to use are stainless steel as it repels lunar dust. Some other materials we want to use are lunar concrete and lunar glass. We are going to use lunar glass because it’s transparent and lunar concrete because it’s strong for protection.

Water
Food
Electricity
Air
Protection

We’ll provide water by making mines that reach water inside the moon.

For food we will get soil from earth, and seeds to plant in a secured greenhouse. If it takes too long to grow, we will send rockets that are small to deliver food.

For power we plan to use solar or hydro electricity for power in our camp.

for air, we plan to use electrolysis to extract oxygen.

For protection we chose to use materials that reflect lunar dust and protect from meteorites.

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

A day for an astronaut in our camp would look like, waking up for the start, eating breakfast and when finished, put on their space suits and go to their assigned jobs. There are three jobs astronauts do in our camp, researching, gardening and exploring. For researching, the day will look like researching or coming up with ideas for better ways to improve in our camp. Or the explorer will come with new ideas for the researcher after adventuring out. For the gardener/chef the day will look like checking plant growth, fertilizing soil and feeding the plants with carbon dioxide and getting the delivered food from the rockets. The chefs’ part is cooking or preparing food for the other astronauts. The explorers day will start with venturing out of the base to see any problems with our structures or robots/rovers or come with news for the researcher. Once they finish their jobs for 9-10 hours,they go to the entrance chute and wait for the chute doors to close before they take off their suits and go inside the base. After, they eat a meal and head to bed or start to exercise if needed. On rare occasions such as malfunctions, meteor strike or cardiac arrest. Astronauts go underground to the emergency room to seek shelter or treat someone. The alarms will ring if this happens, sending a signal to earth and locking down the base. It’s rare, as the heat is going to make the steel stronger.

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