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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: Space station on moon

Athens    Greece Category: Moon base External link for Tinkercad 3D design
Project description

My project consists mainly of a glass transparent dome. The dome covers a small city, where apart of astronauts, several engineers, technicians, and other required specialists, shall live and work for the base’s development.

At the 1st phase people, shall live within their spacecraft. Firstly, they will build the dome and shortly after, the water and oxygen tanks.

Having the dome constructed, they could live and work without having to wear spacesuits.

For the 2nd phase, streets and plots will be developed. Then, the first buildings could be constructed.

The fully developed city shall be alike a normal earth city for about 1000 residents.

The city shall have all the usual amenities such as playgrounds, schools, super-market, even a church and grocery, bakery, just like what we know them in earth; moreover with magnificent view of the blue ball, the magnificent earth.


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