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 Moon Camp project is a village designed to test the artificial creation of a self-sustaining ecosystem in a hostile space environment. Farther away than the International Space Station but paradoxically placed in conditions close to those of our cabin, the base reproduces living conditions close to those on Earth. Unlike the ISS, whose experiments mainly require the observation of reactions in weightlessness, the basic missions of the lunar crew consist in studying the behavior of living beings, analyzing life under an artificial atmosphere, identifying problems and transmitting given to ground teams. The village is a base for humanity, which contributes to the expansion of living beings in the stellar environment. Knowing that supplies will be limited due to distance, food self-sufficiency will be essential on a colony located far from Earth. Hence the importance of creating an ecosystem that is as complete and varied as possible, in which the inhabitants will each participate according to the skills defined in its functioning. Another advantage of a viable atmospheric cockpit is the ease of movement and lightness of the outfits the astronauts will wear inside the dome.
Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?
Close to the lunar poles
Why did you choose this location?
We want to build our Moon Camp near to the South Pole, in the Drygalski crater, because this place is close to the ice waters.
How do you plan to build your Mooncamp? Which materials will you use?
The main piece is the glass dome that covers our Moon Camp and helps maintain an atmosphere for the inhabitants. The dome is shielded, anti-UV, and connected to be photovoltaic. It includes all the options that serve to protect and recover the energy necessary for life in the village.
A system like the one in the International Space Station will recycle ambient humidity and grey water for the daily uses of astronauts.
The food will be produced using permaculture and aquaculture techniques in a circular environment. The artificial reproduction of an ecosystem internal to the glass dome will allow food self-sufficiency for the inhabitants.
The renewable energy produced by the sun will be captured by the photovoltaic part of the vault, then transformed into electrical energy for the entire Moon Camp.
The Camp will include a system for extracting oxygen by electrolysis from large quantities of ice water, which the astronauts will collect near the village. This system will create an atmosphere inside the glass dome.
The glass dome that surrounds the Moon Camp will ensure the protection of the village, both against meteorites and harmful solar radiation.
Describe a day on the Moon for one of your Moon Camp astronauts
Time is punctuated by the lunar calendar according to the cycle of phases carried out by the Moon in its orbit around the Earth. The astronauts are divided into several groups so that the various daily tasks are distributed. One of the teams takes care of the good oxygenation of the cabin and the treatment of internal water, while another is led on a mission outside the cabin, to identify ice water. To acquire a level of food autonomy, the inhabitants are not only required to cultivate their primary foods (fruits, vegetables, aromatics, etc.) but also to carry out their own transformations and conservation. This will be the responsibility of one of the village teams. Many regular maintenance missions require a diversity of skills and knowledge from all the astronauts, which is an asset for the functioning of the colony, both professionally and personally.
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