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Moon Camp Discovery – Moon Camp Challenge
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Moon Camp Discovery


In the future, to enable astronauts to stay on the Moon for long periods of time, new infrastructures must be developed to overcome important challenges. Such challenges include protection from radiation and meteorites, energy production, the extraction and recycling of water, food production and much more. The Moon Camp Challenge invites students to explore the Moon and decode some of the complexities future astronauts may face.

In Moon Camp Discovery each team’s mission is to 3D design only one component of a Moon Camp using Tinkercad. Teams can choose to design a:

– Lunar lander

– Moon Base

– Lunar rover

– Rocket

– Lunar Orbital Space Station


The design should be adapted to the Moon environment and if possible consider the use of local resources, provide protection and/or living and working facilities for the astronauts.

Moon Camp Discovery is a non-competitive mission for beginners. All teams that submit an entry that complies with the guidelines will receive a participation certificate and their project will be shared on the Moon Camp online platform.


Who can participate?

Participation is open worldwide to students aged up to 19 years old. Moon Camp Discovery is recommended for students aged 6 to 14 years old. Participating students must be supported by a teacher, educator or parent.

Discovery Projects Gallery 2020-2021

Below you can find some of the Moon Camp Discovery projects. For more projects visit the Moon Camp Discovery project gallery.


Team: Gabin

Saclay    France Category: Lunar lander External link for Tinkercad 3D design
Project description

Moon Landing Module

This module will land on the moon for people to do research.

It has 4 motors which will operate in turn and a back-up motor.

The module has two sides and will be built on Earth. The rounded side is used to store the equipment and there will also be a small laboratory a fridge and two beds in case of problem. The cubic side is the cockpit.

The feet of the machine can each support a weight of 100 tons for a total of 600 tons. In case of uneven ground feet are telescopic.

It is equipped with five cameras, four of which will reconstitute the module in miniature and a camera under the module which will reconstitute the terrain.

The module will be automated but if there is a malfunction it can also be controlled by the people who are in the machine. The machine weighs a total of 25 tons. The machine has headlights. It also has two antennas to pick up radio waves.

There are also tools and spare parts if problems  arise. The feet will remain on the moon. There will be reactors under the module and under the feet. There will be a hatch to remove the motors. There will be engines in the base.

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