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What is the Moon Camp Challenge?

25/10/2019 1095 views 6 likes
ESA / Education / Moon Camp

Moon Camp is an education project run in collaboration between ESA and the Airbus Foundation, in partnership with Autodesk. It uses innovative learning technologies to challenge students to design their own Moon settlement with a 3D modelling too (Tinkercad or Fusion 360).

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Teams first have to develop a number of scientific interdisciplinary experiments to explore the extreme environment of space and understand how astronauts could live on the Moon. Then they have to design their Moon Camp, which should be adapted to the Moon environment, consider the use of local resources and provide protection and living and working facilities for the astronauts. Moon Camp is divided in three separate categories featuring different levels of complexity: Moon Camp Discovery, Moon Camp Explorers and Moon Camp Pioneers.

Learn about the Moon before starting to design! Access the Moon Camp classroom resources.

Moon Camp Discovery

Teams design one component of the Moon Camp using Tinkercad. Once they upload their design, they will receive a Moon Camp participation certificate.

Complexity level: beginners
Tool: Tinkercad
Age range: recommended 6 to 14 years old
Registrations: open from 4 November 2019 to 25 March 2020(extended deadline)

Moon Camp Explorers

Using Tinkercad, teams design the complete Moon Camp and submit their report to an expert jury. Participating teams will compete for the Moon Camp Explorers Prize for best project.

Complexity level: intermediate
Tool: Tinkercad
Age range: up to (and including) 14 years old
Registrations: open from 6 January 2020 to 25 March 2020

Moon Camp Pioneers
Moon Camp Pioneers

Moon Camp Pioneers

Using Fusion 360, teams design the complete Moon Camp and submit their report to an expert jury. Participating teams will compete for the Moon Camp Pioneers Prize for best project.

Complexity level: advanced
Tool: Fusion 360
Age range: 15 up to (and including) 18 years old
Registrations: open from 6 January 2020 to 25 March 2020