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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: Persevering Trekkers

郑州轻工业大学附属中学  河南省郑州市    China 16   4 / 1
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Project description

With the rapid development of technology, traveling on the moon has become a feasible thing, so we plan to build a camp for astronauts to travel in the lunar North Pole crater.

Firstly, to keep the astronauts alive ,we built Living area, Resource area and Waste disposal areas for them.

Secondly, there are Sleeping pods in the living area to make sure they sleep comfortably and adequately, there is no special kitchen, but we do have a multi-purpose table that can be reprocessed for different tastes of the astronauts. A multi-purpose toilet in the restroom for different conditions. Resources area is used to provide plants, water and air. At the bottom of the Resource area is “fuel cell water production facilities” and “oxygen generators” that use lunar soil. The Waste disposal area is used to dispose of the waste from the camp.

Finally, the cosmonaut’s recreation area, which has two floors. The first floor has a “fitness area”. A “Viewing area” for astronauts to experience watching movies on the moon, as well as a trampoline to experience weightlessness on the moon. On the second floor, there is an “Astronomical observatory” where you can have a close view of the moon and an “Experimental area” where you can collect lunar materials and do small experiments to experience the fun of doing experiments. And the “Medical area” that keeps astronauts healthy is equipped with advanced medical equipment that can handle a variety of emergencies.

2.1 Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?

A lunar camp in a crater on the moon’s North Pole, which gets sunlight almost all day, could be powered by solar panels;  At the same time, there are water ice in the permanent shadow area of the moon’s polar region and in the impact crater, so it is convenient to collect water in the impact crater, providing water for astronauts.  In the craters, the main building of the camp can be covered with lunar soil to withstand the special conditions on the moon (cosmic rays, solar wind).

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

Technology: the construction of 3D printing machine, using 3D printing technology, the moon soil material through the nozzle layer by layer extrusion structure, first printing template or steel mesh, and then pouring or printing concrete.

Materials: Lunar soil is mixed with water, or with other liquids to form concrete for the base structure.  The roof is made of concrete and covered with lunar soil.  Lunar soil concrete has good resistance to extreme environment and can meet the construction requirements of lunar environment.

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

(1) The moon has a large temperature difference in a day: temperature monitoring devices and regulating devices are installed in each area to display temperature values and facilitate temperature control, so as to achieve the purpose of constant temperature;

(2) The air on the moon is very thin. In order to ensure the safety of the astronauts when they go out, we have customized spacesuits for the astronauts

(3) Solar radiation and cosmic rays: The surface of our camp is covered with lunar soil, which has a good function of radiation protection.  When astronauts go out, we have spacesuits specially equipped for astronauts;

(4) In order to prevent the impact of meteorites on the moon, we have built underground passages at the bottom of the crater, so that we can escape in time when danger comes.


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

Due to our camp in the craters of the moon’s North Pole, the shadow of the arctic zone has certain resources, composition of water ice by mining robot by ice to melt the ice melt filter and then to obtain water, bottom in resource area have water device “” fuel cell system, through the acquisition of oxide on the moon through the” fuel cell device “processing reaction to get water.

We feed the astronauts in two ways. 1. Provide essential nutrients for the astronauts by bringing some protein and dairy products from Earth; 2. By building “greenhouse” and adopting “soilless cultivation” technology. With specially configured nutrient solution to provide nutrients for plants, astronauts to provide high-quality “moon vegetables”.

Take advantage of the long hours of sunlight at the moon’s poles and use solar cells to power the camp

Minerals in lunar soil mainly include pyroxene, olivine, plagioclase and so on, mainly composed of various oxides, such as silicon dioxide, iron oxide, alumina, calcium oxide, etc., so the use of “oxygen generator” using melting electrolysis method to obtain oxygen.

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

We built the moon Camp so that astronauts can experience the fun of traveling on the moon.  With the development of science and technology, living on the moon will become a hot topic in decades to come, so traveling on the moon will become a trend of development. Therefore, on the basis of ensuring the basic living needs of the astronauts, we specially built the entertainment area for the astronauts and the “moon rover” for sightseeing on the moon.  In the entertainment area, there is an “A stronomical observation area” where people can observe the environment around the moon, a trampoline where people can experience weightlessness, and an “Experiment area” where people can do small lunar experiments. Let the astronauts fully experience the fun of traveling on the moon.

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

At 7:00 a.m., the astronauts wake up to receive the first rays of sunlight on the moon and then go to the bathroom to wash up. At 7:30 the astronauts take out the pre-prepared food from the storage cabinet, and the processing device on the dining table processes the food, making a delicious breakfast to start the day.

Then through the “Direct passage” to the “Resource area”, monitoring the “Greenhouse” indicators. Then go through the “Resource area” to the “Entertainment area”. Work out in the “Fitness area” on the ground floor for an hour or two, then go to the “Rest area” next door to replace lost fluids and glucose. Next, the astronauts go up to the second floor on a trampoline, where they are monitored in a “Medical area” to see if everything is normal.  Next, astronauts can go to the “Experiment area” next door to do small lunar experiments with materials collected on the moon, or go to the “Movie area” on the ground floor to watch movies.

At noon, the astronauts return to the living area for lunch, lunch break and other activities.  After lunch break, the astronauts arrived at the “Waste disposal area” to check the indicators on the “Operation platform”, then returned to the entertainment area, on the second floor to collect water resources for the ice robot control, and check the indicators of water resources and oxygen resources in the “Resource area”.

In the evening, after dinner, the astronauts arrive at the “Astronomical observation area” on the second floor of the “Entertainment area” to observe the galaxies around the moon.  Arrive at the “Medical area” next door at 22:00 to monitor physical indicators, then return to the “Living area” to wash, and return to the sleeping cabin at 22:30 to rest.


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