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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: ROCKET SCIENCE 1

I.E.S. JOSÉ JIMÉNEZ LOZANO  VALLADOLID    Spain 14   2 / 0
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Project description

Our project has a self-sufficient base in the middle of the moon. We have different places where we can develop different activities, like:

  • Two bedrooms: astronauts can sleep there and place their personal objects.
  • A bathroom: is a normal one but we have a filter to reuse the water and reduce the use of them.
  • A gym: to fortify the bones because of the less gravity produce a bad deposition of calcium, those exercises help this process and avoid osteoporosis.
  • The main room: is this place the astronauts can spend the most part of the day by playing some games, preparing their food in the kitchen and analysing the model of the moon base.
  • Next to the main room, there is a pantry to store the different foods.
  • In the other part of the base, we can find the laboratory where the astronauts can analyse some samples that they found on the moon.
  • We can find a small farm where we can put animals like chickens that we take from the earth like embryos. From this we can obtain infinite food.

On the outside, we can find a nuclear station, to obtain infinite power, a material storage area, to store aluminium, graphene or other resources, a landing station where our astronauts can leave on the moon, a water tank to store the water and a buggy to explore the moon and move around the base.

Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?
We locate the base around the Tycho crater, near to the south pole of the moon.
Why did you choose this location?

Because we can obtain water from the south pole and so we spend less material on pipes. In addition, the heat that we generate from there would help to raise the low temperature. The temperature next to them is not very extreme and there is light almost all day, too. Furthermore, there are some small plains that we can use as emergency bases to have a safe place to wait for rescue.

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

One year before the landing of the astronauts at the moon, we sent a rocket with all the pieces of the base and some programmed robots that will build all the moon buildings. When they arrive at the moon, they start to build the main base with the bedrooms, the kitchen, the gym, the bath, the warehouse, the lab, the landing station, the water heaters zones and the nuclear station. Later, the astronauts are going to put the nuclear station into operation and put the embryos on the refrigerators.

Water
Food
Electricity
Air
Protection

We obtain them from the ice in the south pole, we melt this water by heating them with six heaters, then we move the liquid to the base with tubes and a motor. Next to that, we have a small station where we can control the good functioning of the water defroster and the distribution of that. We also have a purifier to debug the urine and reuse them.

We have a small farm of chickens where we can obtain lots of food. The chicken can eat lots of different human food scraps, so, is easy to feed them. We have some corps to take natural vitamins from vegetables and fruits. We also carry to the moon lots of gels that give all the nutrients that the astronauts need.

We select to build a nuclear power plant. The operation of a nuclear power plant is based on the use of heat to move a turbine by the action of water vapor, which is connected to an electric generator. To obtain water vapor, uranium or plutonium is used as fuel. The turbines do a dynamic energy and it transform un electrical energy which is the energy that we use.

We have lots of plants in the base which transform the carbon dioxide into oxygen. We put them into a solar bulb, so they do not invest the process. To look after the plant, we switch of the bulbs of the plants two hours in different turns.

The base is made of aluminium, a very light and hard material. The big domes are made of graphene, a very hard material too. Finally, we use concrete to recover the nuclear station. for more protection, we separate the nuclear station from the other parts of the base.

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

They sleep about ten hours like a normal person, after that, they wake up and have a breakfast based on gels with different nutrients, eggs and fruit. Later, they start to work in investigations and do a revision of the most important parts of the station. After four hours of work, they have lunch, more gels and if they want, some chicken. In the afternoon, they need to go to the gym at least two hours to fortify bones because the less gravity produces a bad deposition of calcium. They can also continue with some investigation. In the evening they have some free time to watch some downloaded films on the TV or play some games. Finally, they have more gels and fruit for dinner and go to bed.

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