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.
This Moon Camp has many facilities, such as the rocket that the crew that built it brought. This rocket is located in the center of the base with the Red Rocket logo and inside this vehicle there is a detail in which you can see two characters from a
video game called ¨Among Us¨. Near the rocket we can see a capsule where a small natural system resides with vegetation planted inside where you can see some pine and oak trees and another character from the video game ¨Among Us¨. Also inside
the capsule is an oxygen extractor that extracts and transports the oxygen from the capsule to an oxygen canister that the crew uses to breathe by storing it. Like the oxygen drum, there is also a water and oil drum with their respective extractors, but
these extractors receive liquids from the lunar subsoil because the base is located on top of some underground lakes of oil and water. From the capsule there is a glass corridor that connects to the cafeteria where the crew eats and gathers. And in the
middle of the corridor there is a solar panel that feeds the entire base and a cable that connects to an antenna to receive a signal from Earth. And finally there is a room where the crew sleeps and designs future facilities located next to the cafeteria.
Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?
Lunar lava tubes
Why did you choose this location?
Near lunar lava tubes because the temperature in the moon is so low and that can equal the temperature I would plan to make the base with a blueprint, first I would send the blueprint to experts and create it in a long period of time because it is
difficult to build in a place without gravity and atmosphere, the second would be to send water and pipes that give oxygen to the base and and also the base should be made of hard but not thermally conductive materials since the base will be close to
the lava tubes as I said before.
How do you plan to build your Mooncamp? Which materials will you use?
The materials used could be expanded polystyrene, extruded polystyrene or even polyurethane.
The astronauts have got an extractor to take water from the lunar surface. This artifact gets ice from The Moon, and it heats it. It has got some pipelines underground to carry the water to the cafe.
The astronauts receive a satellite with compact food sent by NASA. The satellite is developed to go to the moon camp, drop the food in the cafe, and go back to The Earth.
When the food is finishing, the astronauts call NASA to send them more food.
There are some solar panels on the roof of the energy room that capture the solar light and use it like energy. And there’s an antenna in the center of the camp. That antenna captures the signals of the communications and it brings it to the energy room.
They carried some oxygen to the moon, but oxygen is not infinite, so the camp uses theCarbon that exhales the people and they drop it in the Nature Zone because plants can transform it into Oxygen.
The camp has got an energy field so it’s protected from asteroids and meteors. That energy field is working because of the power that brings the Sun and its light. The energy field is being projected by three micro generators that are forming a triangle around thecamp.
Describe a day on the Moon for one of your Moon Camp astronauts
I wake up in the lunar tent equipped with several special windows to be able to live on the moon and a large upper window to be able to observe the outside. We decided to set up the lunar camp around the rocket because if something bad
happens, we are close to it. Then we went to the cafeteria to have a breakfast based on fruit and vegetables and dairy products. Now we are allowed to eat such foods here in space.
My role is that of a supply inspector, so every day I have to check that the condition of the water and fuel tanks is optimal and check that they do not require repair. In case any repair is needed, I will have to notify the technician so that he can take care
of the repair. My colleagues are dedicated to taking care of the lunar garden to ensure oxygen throughout the base. Some also check the solar panels in case theydeteriorate since we need light. Th e water comes from the land itself, they put filters
in the tank in case there are remains of lunar soil. The fuel collection proces was discovered by a scientist, he just told me what the state of the tank should look like.
After spending the day, we slept in special beds that have belts so as not to fly away since on the moon gravity does not spare us.
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