About Moon Camp Pioneers
The Moon Camp Challenge invites students to be pioneers exploring the lunar environment and develop a future moon base.
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.
Teams will develop a number of interdisciplinary scientific experiments to explore the extreme environment of space and understand how astronauts could live on the Moon. Afterwards they will 3D design their Moon Camp using a software of their choice and write a report explaining their project.
Their project should be adapted to the Moon environment and make use of local resources and provide protection and/or living and working facilities for at least 2 astronauts. Participating teams will compete for the Moon Camp Pioneers prize for best project.
Using a software of their choice, teams design the complete Moon Camp and submit their report to an expert jury. Participating teams will compete for the Moon Camp Pioneers Prize for best project.
Complexity level: advanced
Tool: 3D design software of their choice (Fusion 360 recommended) NEW!
Age range: 13 up to (and including) 19 years old NEW!
Language: language of their choice. For judging, reports will be automatically translated to English. NEW!
Registrations: open from 14 September 2022 to 18 April 2023
The Moon Camp should include:
Use of local resources (e.g. lunar soil, water ice)
Technological solutions (e.g. power source, recycling system, food growth chamber)
Protection (from meteorites and radiation)
Living and working facilities for at least 2 astronauts.