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Pioneers gallery 2021 – Moon Camp Challenge
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Moon Camp Pioneers Gallery 2020-2021

In Moon Camp Pioneers each team’s mission is to 3D design a complete Moon Camp using Fusion 360. 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: fuzhu

Middle school affiliated to Zhengzhou University of light industry  No.4, Dongfeng Road, Jinshui District, Zhengzhou City, Henan Province    China 19, 19 External viewer for 3d project
Project description

The main purpose of our project is to explore resources, understand the distribution of resources on the surface of the moon, conduct scientific investigations, and seek ways to transfer resources from the surface of the moon to the earth. We will establish a camp with long-term survival conditions for human beings to support the project in the long term and to accumulate experience for further work in the future. To achieve this goal, we have built bedrooms, power generation facilities, a master control room, a planting room and a lunar rover, and will add more facilities in the following construction to meet the growing demand.

Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?

The safety of the lunar camp has been greatly enhanced by the massive lunar lava cave, which is located tens to hundreds of meters below the surface and provides natural protection against meteorite impacts, cosmic rays and solar winds.

How do you plan to build your Moon Camp? Describe the techniques and materials you would use.

Lighter aluminum and titanium alloys were used to build the outer shell, with a layer of highly conductive aerogel between the center and the inside, to solve the problem of the moon’s large temperature difference. We’re also going to use radiation-proof materials to keep people safe, we’re going to set up planting rooms, and we’re going to use some solar panels to solve some of the electrical problems. We will also use some of the latest paint to make the exterior surfaces of the camp more durable.

The environment on the Moon is very dangerous for the astronauts. Explain how your Moon Camp will protect them.

With the protection of the lava cave, astronauts don’t have to worry about meteorite impacts.In addition, we will provide exercise facilities to strengthen the astronauts’ muscles and bones to protect them from the moon’s low gravity, and underground plumbing, filtration systems and hydrogen fuel cells to support the astronauts’ lives.

Explain how your Moon Camp will provide the astronauts with:

In the early days, people lived on the moon using water from the Earth belt, and the moon’s sand contained a lot of oxygen.The water produced by the reaction of ilmenite and hydrogen will be one of the important ways for astronauts to obtain water on the moon.To supply water for long missions, moon ice could be used.After melting the ice and filtering the water through a small particle filter, the water can be used as needed.

Under the relative weightlessness of the moon and the proper light from a carefully designed air circulation and a simulated small artificial sun, the seeds in the lunar soil of the planting sites sprout at a higher rate, grow faster, and flower or head sooner.So as long as the early use of space food brought from Earth on the moon, and the later cultivation of vegetables and the establishment of lunar agriculture and aquaculture base, the lunar people’s food source is fully guaranteed.

The moon’s rich mineral resources will be used by power plants to generate electricity.The moon is full of 17 of the most common elements on Earth.Iron, for example, contains hundreds of millions of tons of iron in just five centimeters of sand on the surface of the moon.The lunar soil is also rich in helium 3, which can be used as an energy source for helium fusion, which produces no neutrons, is safe and pollution-free, and can be easily controlled.

When you have water, you run electricity to dissolve it, and you get oxygen and hydrogen.Oxygen is stored in liquefaction and can be readily supplied to the astronauts at the base.Hydrogen, originally used as a reducing agent, could be shipped from Earth, and when production started, hydrogen obtained by electrolysis of water could be recycled.It is estimated that 190 tons of lunar sand contains 15 to 16 tons of oxygen-bearing iron minerals, which can produce 1 ton of oxygen.Only one ton of oxygen would be produced a year to sustain 10 people on the moon.

Explain what would be the main purpose of your Moon Camp (for example: commercial, scientific, and/or tourist purposes).

The main purpose of our lunar camp is to conduct scientific research, to live on the moon for a long time, and to conduct detailed exploration, recording and reporting on the moon’s topography, climate, resources and environment.As a forerunner to lay the foundation for future human colonization of the moon

Describe a day on the Moon for your Moon Camp astronaut crew.

The astronauts get up at 6 am and, after a brief wash and meal, check the equipment at the base and record the growth of vegetables at the plant.Later, use fitness equipment to prevent the body from weakening due to prolonged exposure to low gravity.After lunch, the astronauts control the rover in the central control room for resource collection and exploration, improving the environment outside the camp, analyzing and recording data, and repairing or expanding the camp.In the evening, after dinner, the data can be sorted out and stored, and appropriate entertainment, reading and other activities can be carried out.Regular contact with family members, gain sufficient confidence and strength.Finally, the report of the experiment log was sent to Earth, and the rest took place around 10 o ‘clock.

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