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.
Point of the camp that we made is to be a place where astronauts can live and organise exploration missions. It’s main parts are: main building with computers, medical room, toilet and place to rest; living quarters made of 16 bedrooms; storage that can be garage for rovers (there’s a rover made to exploring moon in storage); nuclear power plant, our main electricity source; sewage works to recycle water; antennas to have a contact with Earth; mining area with drill to collect ice and moon soil connected to water tanks where the melted ice go; farm where our plants grow, the main source of food; landing area
Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?
Close to the lunar poles
Why did you choose this location?
We chose that place because some time ago scientists discovered ice on the moon’s south pole. It would provide much water to our base.
How do you plan to build your Mooncamp? Which materials will you use?
Our base is made of polycarbonate which we chose because it’s tough and immune to radiation. In our base there are some white elements, it’s steel used for extra protection. Walls are built of polypropylene which pass air up from ventilation located in walls. Water tanks are made of polypropylene too, because it doesn’t soak with water.
We store water in water tanks made of propylene. We gain water most from underground ice. Because of the sewage works we can recycle water.
Our main food source is a farm with vegetables in it. We sometimes get food supplies from Earth.
We get power from a nuclear power plant. We collect it into storage batteries for the future.
Air for the camp is stored in thick walls of the entire building complex. Then because of polypropylene it goes inside. We get it from electrolysis of water and supplies from Earth which also includes air.
For protection we chose a polycarbonate, because it’s tough and immune to radiation, and white steel on some buildings.
Describe a day on the Moon for one of your Moon Camp astronauts
Astronaut gets up at 7 am (Earth time) , then he has one hour to eat breakfast and prepare for work. At 8 am he starts his work. Each astronaut has a different task to choose from for example: working in a farm, power plant, sewage works, main base or drilling area. After 6 pm the astronaut finishes his job and has dinner. At 7 pm he calls Earth, and the main astronaut gives a report to people on Earth. Between half past 7 pm and 11 pm the astronaut has free time. At 11 pm he goes to sleep.
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