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Moon Camp Discovery – Moon Camp Challenge
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Moon Camp Discovery

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NEW submission deadline extended: 22 April 2021, 23h59 CEST

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: MCHL

Suzhou    China Category: Moon base External link for Tinkercad 3D design
Project description

Our Moon Camp has the all of the basic parts to support the daily lives of the astronauts. The water purification and circulation station,Small nuclear power plant, storage warehouse, two planting areas and a central part. The central part connects the offices and bedrooms located below. At the same time, through the connection of pipes, we can go from the central part to other camp areas. Not only that, the pipe that carries the water and the pipe that carries the electricity are connected to the other parts together; A tube connected to the solar panel is also connected to a transmission line, which protects the tiny pipes. In addition to the solar panels, we have seven solar-powered cars designed to dig and mine the rare resources stored on the moon. This is our Moon camp.The moon camp made of 3D-printed materials could effectively deal with various adverse factors on the moon.

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