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.
We plan to build a fully functional and self-sufficient lunar camp to provide life and health protection for astronauts and bring them a life similar to the earth. To this end, we have equipped a set of intelligent daylighting system for the camp to make the light change in the camp consistent with the earth, so that astronauts can have the work and rest time of “work at sunrise and rest at sunset”. In addition, if conditions permit, we plan to equip the lunar camp with medical equipment to protect the health of astronauts. We will also build electrolytic reaction devices and large solar panels to continuously absorb and produce energy, and the excess energy will be stored in the battery.
2.1 Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?
We plan to build a lunar camp in Shackleton crater. Because some of the walls of Shackleton crater are almost constantly illuminated by the sun, a steady stream of electricity can be obtained by using solar panels in these areas, making it an excellent place for landing on the moon in the future. These areas can avoid extreme temperatures ranging from 100 ° C during the day to − 150 ° at night. The permanent sunlight in Antarctica can charge solar panels, and the dark polar region is believed to contain water ice that can be used to make fuel and necessary for human life.
2.2 How do you plan to build your Moon Camp? Describe the techniques, materials and your design choices.
In terms of material selection, the walls of the camp will be made of bricks made of surface rock cuttings and organic fertilizer combined with fungi, so as to isolate cosmic rays and ultraviolet radiation that cause great harm to the health of astronauts. In terms of construction method, we will use 3D printing technology to complete the construction of the camp through 3D printing vehicle. Therefore, astronauts need to receive training on the use of relevant equipment before officially starting the construction of the lunar camp.
2.3 The environment on the Moon is very dangerous for the astronauts. Explain how your Moon Camp will protect them. (maximum 150 words)
According to the research, cosmic rays and strong ultraviolet rays will cause great damage to the body of astronauts. If they are directed by cosmic rays, astronauts will have a 50% chance of death. Therefore, the walls of the camp will be made of bricks made of surface rock debris and organic fertilizer combined with fungi, so as to isolate cosmic rays and ultraviolet radiation that cause great harm to the health of astronauts. At the same time, the camp will be designed as a closed structure.
2.4 Explain how your Moon Camp will provide the astronauts with:
Extract, react and decompose the energy substances collected by the energy collection vehicle to produce water
Establish a greenhouse to cultivate vegetables and fruits, use light culture technology to achieve self-sufficiency and save the cost of ground transportation.
The energy materials collected by the energy collection vehicle are extracted, reacted and decomposed to produce water, oxygen and hydrogen. Among them, hydrogen can be used as the reaction reducing agent. At the same time, solar panels are used to absorb energy.
Extract, react and decompose the energy substances collected by the energy collection vehicle to produce oxygen.
2.5 Explain what would be the main purpose of your Moon Camp.
The main purpose of building this lunar camp is scientific research, while building tourism projects, which can not only expand the popularity of the camp, but also absorb funds to support scientific research activities.
3.1 Describe a day on the Moon for your Moon Camp astronaut crew.
We have equipped the camp with intelligent lighting system, so astronauts can feel the light changes on earth for 24 hours in the camp. When you wake up in the morning, astronauts don’t have to worry about insufficient water resources. They can wash in the room. After breakfast, they can go to the greenhouse to visit the vegetable garden and breathe the fresh air. After that, they will go to the gym to exercise. Because of the gravity of the moon, they need to exercise regularly to ensure their physical function. After that, they can carry out their own scientific research. Some people communicate with the earth, report work progress and listen to task orders. Some people drive energy collection vehicles to collect ore. Some people study ore samples in the laboratory, classify and package them. If there are passengers from the ground, the astronauts will have a brief meeting with them, and then a casual guide will guide the passengers to visit the camp and experience the tourism and entertainment programs offered by the camp.
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