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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: J&K

Szkoła Podstawowa im. Króla Jana III Sobieskiego  Kańczuga    Poland
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Project description

Our project presents the idea of a pioneer moon base constructed for the colonization of the “silver globe”. It is a base that allows surviving of its future inhabitants. It includes:

  • the living room (place to rest and sleep);
  • toilets (necessary for dealing with physiological needs);
  • the food storage;
  • the research and communication room with the Earth (which enables the analysis of lunar samples and communication with our planet);
  • the biological laboratory (with the possibility of obtaining oxygen by photosynthesis and testing the adaptation of plants to the conditions in the station).
Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?
Sea of Fertility (Latin Mare Fecunditatis) 7°48 ’S; 51°18 ’E.
Why did you choose this location?

We have chosen this place for the location of the base, because this coordinate is illuminated for a long time, which ensures the production of electricity by solar panels. Also, due to the proximity of the equator, the temperature is not too low.

Water
Food
Electricity
Air

Water will be obtained from melted, purified ice on the Moon. It will be collected by moon rovers exploring the surface of our natural satellite at the same time.

The food will be primarily of plant origin (fruits and vegetables grown in a biological laboratory), and alternatively will be delivered from the Earth.

Energy will be produced by photovoltaic cells implemented near the station.

Oxygen will be obtained through photosynthesis carried out in the biological laboratory by plants grown there. The received oxygen will then be distributed throughout the base by the ventilation system. This system will also be responsible for removing carbon dioxide from utility rooms, which will end up in the laboratory. There, oxygen will be recovered from it by plants and the air circulation here is closed. In this cyclical way, air will be supplied to all sectors.

How do you plan to build your Moon Camp? Which materials would you use?

For this construction we would use materials such as:

  • metals and their alloys, among others:

-titanium (Ti: corrosion and acid-resistant metal could form a building frame);

iron (Fe: durable metal would be used in major structural components);

– lead (Pb: this metal could provide protection against cosmic rays occurring on the moon due to the lack of atmosphere);

aluminum (Al: this light raw material would form a base coating because it can reflect about 99% of light radiation and up to approximately 95% of infrared radiation, which ensures impermeability to heat, which is 150 ° C on a lunar day);

– copper (Cu: this material allows good thermal and electrical conductivity and could be used for electrical wiring);

-silver (Ag: good electrical conductivity of this metal provides an ideal basis for constructing wires);

  • thermal insulation and cosmic radiation protection layers (built into the walls of the station).
The Moon environment is very dangerous for the astronauts. Explain how your Moon Camp will protect them.

For this construction we would use materials such as:

  • metals and their alloys, among others:

-titanium (Ti: corrosion and acid-resistant metal could form a building frame);

iron (Fe: durable metal would be used in major structural components);

– lead (Pb: this metal could provide protection against cosmic rays occurring on the moon due to the lack of atmosphere);

aluminum (Al: this light raw material would form a base coating because it can reflect about 99% of light radiation and up to approximately 95% of infrared radiation, which ensures impermeability to heat, which is 150 ° C on a lunar day);

– copper (Cu: this material allows good thermal and electrical conductivity and could be used for electrical wiring);

-silver (Ag: good electrical conductivity of this metal provides an ideal basis for constructing wires);

  • thermal insulation and cosmic radiation protection layers (built into the walls of the station).

2.4 – Środowisko Księżyca jest bardzo niebezpieczne dla astronautów. Wyjaśnij, w jaki sposób Twój Obóz Księżycowy je ochroni. (maksymalnie 100 słów). *

On the moon there are threats such as: the large temperature difference between the day and the night; no atmosphere to protect against asteroids; cosmic radiation. Our station provides protection against these inconveniences of future residents of the Moon.

  • Temperature protection:

– during the day: Before the temperature, which can reach up to 150°C, the base will be protected by walls covered with aluminum. This metal will reflect light and heat, thanks to which the temperature inside will be stable. It will also be supported by thermal insulation materials.

– at night: Thermal protection materials placed inside the walls of the structure will protect against night-time temperatures of -100°C.

  • Protection against asteroids:

– the structure is built in such a way as to withstand asteroid impact.

– lack of glass protects against the formation of holes in the walls during the impact of rock debris.

  • Protection against cosmic rays:

– radiation protection materials such as lead stop this factor from getting inside the camp.

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

Astronaut day schedule (Earth time for Poland – GMT + 1 time zone):

  • 6:00 – astronaut getting up.
  • 6:10 – morning toilet.
  • 6:20 – exercises to prevent changes in muscle tissue associated with staying on a celestial body with low attraction).
  • 6:40 – breakfast.
  • 7:00 – checking the technical condition of the station (computers, photovoltaic panels).
  • 8:05 – conducting research.
  • 10:00 – launching the rovers and starting the site survey.
  • 11:25 – analysis of lunar samples.
  • 12:30 – passing test reports.
  • 13: 40– sending the report to the ground.
  • 14:00 – continuation of research in the laboratory.
  • 15:35 – dinner.
  • 16:00 – sending instructions of the day from the Earth.
  • 16:10 – start of activities according to guidelines.
  • 17:55 – end of guidelines and saving reports.
  • 18:00 – sending reports to the Earth.
  • 18:15 – re-checking the technical condition of the station.
  • 19:00 – dinner.
  • 19:20 – exercising again.
  • 19:55 – starting the night mode of the station (turning off the computers, closing the locks, turning off the lights).
  • 20:10 – astronauts go to sleep.

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