Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?
The lunar poles are geographical sites that offer many advantages when it comes to space exploration. We will build our moon base on the northern rim of Peary crater.
First of all, being the crater closest to the north lunar pole, it is almost constantly illuminated, which creates an environment with relatively stable temperature and gives a secure source of solar energy.
Second of all, studies suggest that it’s nearly the constant shadowed areas that may contain frozen water that could represent relatively pristine cometary or asteroid material which has existed on the Moon for millions or billions of years. We can mine this frozen water and use it in scientific experiments or we can use it as a source of potable water.
How do you plan to build your Moon Camp? Describe the techniques and materials you would use.
Following the same assembly path as ISS, modules for our moon camp will be built on Earth. Each module will be then sent to the moon, together with robots that will assemble the moon base exactly like a puzzle. Once the base is all set up, it is time for astronauts to fill the space with furniture. To do so, we will first send a rocket that would transport astronauts and the needed materials to start the construction. The furniture is designed to offer the minimum of comfort required in the long run. We will use titanium for walls and transparent silicate fiberglass for windows.
Not only is our base designed to enchant the eye and give a sense of harmony for the astronauts living inside, but it also has many symmetrical components, so stacking them up would allow transporting many modules in one rocket. All five semi-spheres can be broken down into symmetrical plates, as well as the slightly curved cylinder halls. Moreover, domes are very efficient architectural structures, as they are stronger, lighter, and quicker to construct than more traditional buildings. They also enclose a large amount of space with minimal materials, labor, and energy.
The environment on the Moon is very dangerous for the astronauts. Explain how your Moon Camp will protect them.
When we chose the design and materials for our moon base, we took in consideration the radiations, meteorites and high temperature fluctuations. On that account, the walls are made out of titanium. In addition to having low thermal conductivity and excellent mechanical strength, titanium is also flexible yet durable and shock resistent, which means our astronauts are protected from high temperature fluctuations and meteorites.
By the same token, instead of regular glass we will use transparent silicate fiberglass, and the inside of the walls will be covered in demron, which will add extra protection against cosmic radiations. Also, the indoor shed doors are designed to seal the room, that way the base will not be exposed to the void and the pressure and oxygen level can be brought to normal in safe parameters.
Explain how your Moon Camp will provide the astronauts with: