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Pioneers gallery 2022 – Moon Camp Challenge
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Pioneers gallery 2022

Moon Camp Pioneers Gallery 2021-2022

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: Apollo Project

郑州轻工业大学附属中学  河南省郑州市    China 19   4 / 1
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Project description

With the progress of the times, human beings have mastered the technology of climbing the moon. It is believed that in the future, human beings will use the moon as a base station or camp to explore the wider universe. The lunar camp we established is a collection of life, ecology, entertainment, leisure as one. The whole structure is divided into three floors below and one above ground, the ground area is the flight experience area, the energy conversion storage area, while the underground negative layer is the living area and the ecological area, the negative two layers are leisure areas and entertainment areas, and the negative three layers are energy extraction areas and storage areas. Place energy facilities inside the ground area to receive energy and supply energy to other areas;The external placement of aircraft can carry out space travel; the living area is equipped with bedrooms, dining rooms, and toilets to ensure the basic life of astronauts. The ecological area grows plants to provide food sources for astronauts; our leisure area, equipped with coffee bookhouses and record albums, is convenient for astronauts to rest and record a better life; the entertainment area is equipped with playground facilities, astronauts can feel the youth of the campus, sweat, and strengthen their bodies; the last layer is our survival guarantee – energy collection area and storage area, through the detection trolley and radar and mining vehicle for the exploitation and utilization of lunar resources, to provide astronauts with living requirements.

2.1 Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?

I will set up a lunar camp near the Moon’s Shackleton Crater. Located in the huge South Pole Aitken Basin near the moon’s south pole, Shackleton Crater is exposed to sunlight almost all the time along the peaks along the edge of the crater, while the interior is always in shadow. The shadowy regions of the polar regions contain water ice needed by humans and can also be used to make fuel. Some of the sites around Shackleton Crater are exposed to light almost all the time, and in these places, sunlight is almost always converted into electricity through solar windsurfing panels or power stations. During the day here, the sun shines at an extreme temperature of 100 ° C. At night, the minimum can reach -150 °C. This location makes the astronauts’ lives and lives reliable, safe and sustainable.

2.2 How do you plan to build your Moon Camp? Describe the techniques, materials and your design choices.

The moon has rich resources, in the construction of the lunar camp can use the moon soil rich in aluminum, iron, silicon and other materials, can be used to produce concrete and metal for the construction of houses and some infrastructure; In the early days of construction, the space station was used as a way station for resources, and robots were deployed on the moon to spearhead the initial construction and build the energy infrastructure first, which was, after all, the most urgent thing to build a lunar camp, it could then be considered for more elaborate design and construction after sending humans to the moon. The lunar surface environment is quite hostile to the earth, not suitable for human life at all, so we plan to build the lunar base below the surface, so that we can use some of the advantages of the moon itself to resist the extreme environment of the moon and solar radiation,this not only ensures the safety of the crew and astronauts but also reduces the difficulty of the construction of the lunar camp; there is no atmosphere on the moon, and the base is located near The Shackleton Crater, so we can build a solar energy base. Solar radiation is driven straight in for high-efficiency uninterrupted power generation, and then the electrical energy is saved into a large battery to complete the energy supply and distribution to the base.

2.3 The environment on the Moon is very dangerous for the astronauts. Explain how your Moon Camp will protect them. (maximum 150 words)

In the moon, there are four major dangers: decompression, hypoxia, low temperature and radiation damage. In our lunar camp, there are gravity control devices in each area, and there are gravity-type shoes in the living area that allow astronauts to walk normally; ecological parks, planted with vegetables to facilitate astronauts to supplement vitamins; in the energy area, responsible for processing solar, hydro, electrical energy and other energy sources, manufacturing and utilizing oxygen and water; in the exploration mining area, there are rovers and mining vehicles responsible for collecting ice and other mineral materials at the bottom of the crater; and there is an isolation layer outside the lunar camp that can avoid radiation interference During the period, there are also aircraft for astronauts to go out to mine, etc.

2.4 Explain how your Moon Camp will provide the astronauts with:

The rover and the mining truck work through tunnels to mine ice inside the crater, which is then transported back to the moon camp, warm and chilled. Astronauts take a direct elevator to the lower third floor to pick up the ice and place it in the ground area and energy area. Ice on the ground is kept naturally thawing by the heat generated by the sun’s rays; Using containers to collect melted water, the ice in the energy zone can be melted by means of a device that electrolyses water with methane, using heat dissipation principles. In the energy device, through the conversion of a variety of energy, in the conversion process, part of the energy is lost in the form of heat energy, the use of this part of the heat will thaw the ice, in the electrolytic water device for further operation, can be repeated recycling.

Early food will be shipped from earth, the subsequent will construct a greenhouse ecological park, made of special material to the moon first planting cabbage and potatoes, the two most likely to provide nutrients for human is a success to be able to survive under the moon has research plant, bring nutrients from the earth, with the moon reside waste and life rubbish added nutrients for plants, Provide a food source for the astronauts. In the later stage, chemical and physical methods were used to synthesize amino acids, cultivate chlorella with high protein, increase animal and poultry breeding, increase the number and types of planting in the planting park, prepare food for astronauts, and achieve self-sufficiency.

About energy, we have a total of three paths. First, we receive solar energy through solar panels, transform solar energy into solar energy, then transform and store energy through generators, and then charge and discharge the battery, so as to realize the transmission of electric energy and heat energy. The second receives solar energy through the solar panel, directly combines the energy with the battery for storage and charging and discharging process; The third is a device in which methane is broken down and water is electrolysed, passing energy into a generator. The generator is fed into the battery through storage and conversion, and the battery carries out the subsequent charging and discharging process.

Initially, oxygen is produced mainly through water electrolysis and stored in high-pressure oxygen cylinders. The excess hydrogen and carbon dioxide react to form water and methane, which can be collected separately and used as clean energy. The water is recycled to produce oxygen again. Later, when the number of plants in the moon camp reaches a certain level, the eco-park will become self-sufficient in oxygen. We also established an air processor in each area to update the indoor air, ensure the oxygen content of the air, discharge the air in the area to the air processor, through a series of chemical changes, and then the purified air into the air, so as to achieve air circulation.

2.5 Explain what would be the main purpose of your Moon Camp.

The main purpose of the establishment of the lunar camp is to develop and utilize the resources of the moon and provide a place for people to survive and travel in space. In the future world of mankind, science and technology are highly developed, and the spiritual world of mankind also needs to be equally improved. In the future, interstellar travel will often become an indispensable part of the development of the spiritual world, develop tourism resources in the moon, understand the moon that is different from books, understand the different worlds on the moon through their own feelings in various lunar travel projects, and further open children’s thinking in childhood.

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

At 7 a.m., astronauts can get up and put on their magnetic shoes and do a personal wash in the restroom of the living area, where they can clean their mouths with fingertips made of sterile gauze and a toothpaste that the body can particularly absorb, or by chewing gum to clean their teeth. At 8 o’clock, the astronauts dined in the restaurant in the living area. After eating, astronauts can go to the ecological park to water the vegetables in the greenhouse, study the growth, development, and changing spatial environment of animals and plants, and then they can go to the recreation area on the second floor to race. At 12 o’clock, the astronauts went to the restaurant in the living area for lunch, and after lunch, they went to the bedroom in the living area for a lunch break. After the lunch break, the astronauts of the moon camp are equipped with the Internet, they can drink coffee in the leisure area and take pictures of their friends to record their lives, and use the Internet for entertainment and various information exchanges. In the afternoon, astronauts can go to the second floor to use large telescopes to explore space, and they can go to the ground area to take a flying machine around the moon. At 7 p.m., go to the restaurant, after which you can go for a walk in the ecological area and see the flora and fauna. At 8:30 p.m., enter the bathroom of the living area to wash up, wash up and go to the living area bedroom to sleep, when sleeping astronauts can put on the blindfold and sleep in the sleeping bag.

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