WHY WE HAVE CHOSEN RM 11
We have chosen rm11 as our analogy because its private, no one else
can damage it, we don’t need money to pay for using it, we
don’t need parent helpers, its much safer, it’s reasonably
sized, it can be secured after use.
Other locations that were mentioned were White Island, underwater the
Features of the Room 11
Comparison between room 11 and the moon
Shielded/ insulated wall
Air pocket that heats up during the day. Heat released into base on
Kitchen food store
Main control with back up generator
Rocket / shuttle lurnch site
Double lock down doors
Titanium used in supports
Super plastics used – heat and pressure resistant
Radiation shielding used
Can be located anywhere on the moon
Shapes used to help build structures. Stronger than squares, easier
to make compared to solid hemispheres.
Emergency exit in case of evacuation. Some compartment able to be physically
Air locks each end of joining tunnels to contain possible contamination
Base capable to support number of astronauts aloud by oxygen demand
Design dependent on resources and money
Contamination / protection
Fire extinguisher – in case of fires
Space suites – to protect astronauts while on the moon
Changing machine – this is a place where astronauts are able
to get changed into space suites or inside clothing. We have put it
in a separate room, so air doesn’t get sucked out or dust to
Contamination room – contains a filter, a buggy powered by nuclear
based battery and solar panels
Gravity switch – like on cartoons (technology yet to be developed)
Screen to see what is happening outside.
Nuclear power plant – waste to be transported back to earth
Big batteries to store energy
Solar panels to collect energy located around the moon, wires coming
back to the base.
Heat converters to create energy
Moon buggy – with large nuclear battery and solar panels
2 Air lock doors
Buttons to open doors – only one door can be opened at a time.
Large doors to fit buggy.
Garage to store equipment / suites.
Oxygen tanks brought from earth
Also gain o2 and water from waste group
Large, ceiling to floor, clear Perspex cylinders containing water and
plankton. Plankton can almost fill entire area of cylinders, compared
to trees where space for woody material needed. Plankton gets nutrients
from waste and air bubbled through it. This mixes the plankton so all
of them end up getting some light. Good air is take off the top and
used. Plankton that grows can be eaten or feed to the plants in bio-dome
to prevent overcrowding.
Oxygen candles for emergency
Food and water brought from Earth.
Playstation 2, computers
To communicate with Earth we need a 60ft antenna. This could also be
used to communicate around the room.
2 way radios,
Exercise machines using rubber bands.
Research / lab
Moon dust/ rock samples
Computers – stores programmes and info
Small vacuum cleaner – to suck up dust from sample for removal
out of base
Microscope to look at samples
Bio-type-dome, soil, trees and plants.
Dirty water pumped in, feeds the plants. Water leaves plants, condensers
on walls, rolls into gutters to go to secondary treatment plant (filters)
before being used again.
Air can be pumped in and out moving it around the base in air tubes.
Light is reflected in off mirrors, bounces off crystal on ceiling to
get to plants. Or dome has solar panels to power lights and fans used
Solid / sewerage wastes have water removed and are sent back to Earth.