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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: Three People Walking

Middle school affiliated to Zhengzhou University of light industry  Zhengzhou City,Henan Province    China 19 External viewer for 3d project
Project description

Our project is mainly to build a lunar camp suitable for human survival, to achieve self-ser viability, so that astronauts can live on the moon for a long time and scientific research, but also to enable ordinary people to experience life on the moon.


Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?

We want to build a moon summer camp in the moon pole. Because there is a continuous energy supply area in the polar region, the lighting conditions are adequate, the temperature conditions are good, compared with other regions have a better thermal environment, at the same time easy to carry out radiation protection, as well as water resources.

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

We are going to use a rigid cabin structure design to build the cabin. Rigid cabin structures are usually made of metal materials that need to be processed, manufactured, assembled on Earth and transported to the lunar surface through a lunar transport system. Flexible connections are used between segments. The advantage of the flexible connection structure is that the docking deviation of the two segments can be compensated, which is very important for docking the two segments on the undulating lunar surface. The channel is a cylindrical mechanism made of flexible composites that connects rigid doors at both ends and can be airtightly connected to one end of the base segment. Before launch, the mechanism can be folded and compressed into a very small volume, and one end of it can be connected to a base segment. When two base segments reach the designated position of the moon, they are slowly expanded by an inflatable system and docked to one end of the other segment. When the full docking is complete and a certain internal pressure is filled, the hatch can be opened to achieve the connection between the two segments. As for the external protective layer of the base, we are ready to use the moon soil as a raw material, using 3D printing technology to build the protective layer.

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

First of all, the lunar camp is made of aluminum alloy, which ensures the safety of the people in the lunar camp in strength. At the same time, it can resist the great temperature difference between day and night in space. Secondly, the lunar base is reprocessed by means of spray plating, electroplating and welding. Can adapt well to the lunar environment gravity radiation and other issues. The lunar base should be equipped with adequate spacesuits for astronauts to wear.

Explain how your Moon Camp will provide the astronauts with:

Water vapor collectors are used to collect water in the atmosphere and in the shadow areas of the moon’s poles. At the same time, the moon can be used to break down hydrogen, oxygen elements, according to a series of physical and chemical reactions, in the appropriate conditions, environment to generate water, and then the water for distillation and purification, according to different degrees of purification, to obtain water for various purposes.

Our idea is to first transport food from Earth to the moon, sealed and stored in a warehouse, to ensure that food can be stored for a certain period of time. At the same time, a closed artificial biosphere is built over a period of time to improve the composition of the moon soil, increase soil organic matter, moisture and the necessary mineral salts, as well as some microorganisms and small animals, to produce vegetables and plants suitable for cultivation, and ultimately achieve food self-sufficiency.

We are going to use photovoltaic power generation system to provide power for astronauts. The duration of the day on the lunar surface is about 14 days, and the earth is rich in solar energy. The lunar camp can use solar panels to convert light energy and electric energy, and store the excess electric energy in the battery for the power supply at night. At the same time, in emergency situations, there will be generators to generate electricity to ensure the operation of the power system.

The lunar soil can be collected using an oxygen machine and oxygen is extracted by a series of physical and chemical reactions. In the construction of artificial biosphere, photosynthesis of plants under the light can also purify carbon dioxide, achieve carbon cycle, and maintain the dynamic balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the cabin.

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

1. Study the origin and evolution of the moon and earth and the origin of life.

2. Taking the lunar base as the center, comprehensively and systematically carrying out lunar exploration can deepen human’s understanding of the moon and space.

3. Promote scientific and technological progress. The exploration, exploitation, enrichment and storage of lunar resources are tested in order to solve the international energy problems. Carry out space eco-environmental cycle test and pilot production of specific products.

4. Make people travel on the moon and experience the life on the moon.

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

When the astronauts get up in the morning, they wear casual clothes. Because the thermal control system can control the air temperature in the cabin at 22-24 ℃, they don’t feel cold. They wipe their faces with special towels and chew a special gum instead of brushing their teeth to keep their mouth fresh. After the food system analyst had a nutritious breakfast, the astronauts sat on a fixed device to eat. After dinner, the astronauts put on their work clothes, carried out scientific research, changed space materials, prepared samples, carried out space plant cultivation experiments, and carried out science popularization projects to show their life and Research on the moon to their compatriots on the earth. In their spare time, astronauts change into exercise clothes composed of detachable combined jackets and trousers, and run on the space treadmill in the fitness module to enhance their cardiopulmonary function. In the afternoon, the astronauts put on their extravehicular space suits to carry out an extravehicular lunar exploration, or carry out daily experiments and maintenance work in the cabin. The night is free entertainment time for astronauts. Astronauts can take photos and listen to music according to their preferences. After the entertainment, except for the astronauts who need to be on duty, other astronauts will go into special sleeping bags, put on eye masks and anti noise earplugs, and go into a sweet dream.

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