We have chosen to put our research station in the southwest crater named Tycho.
Some strengths are it‚s by the South Pole for sun and is 54 miles across.
Being below ground level will help protect the station. A weakness is we‚re
not sure if it‚s near titanium. Our model will
be built in the landing outside our classroom.
Energy and Life Support:
We have chosen to have a solar power energy
system with a battery back-up system. Solar energy will provide our heating
and cooling system. Also fans will be part of our cooling system. Our
design system will provideoxygen by the green house, which will flow
through the tunnels into the rooms by fans. We will recycle our waste.
We will recycle the solid
waste by turning it into fertilizer. We will recycle the liquid waste
by purifying it then, turning it into water. The extra waste that can‚t
be recycled it will be stored somewhere on the research station. Since
our research station is under ground it will protect us some from the
We will have a greenhouse for plants and oxygen, we‚ll have a recreation
room/exercise room/kitchen, to be social, to exercise, to eat, and to
have fun. We will have a laboratory for communication, and computers
to research on. We also will have the sleeping rooms for privacy and
sleeping. To communicate with personnel in the field we would use computers
walkie-talkies from the laboratory. The people in the field will have
the other walkie-talkies. To communicate with people on Earth from the
space station we will use the computers, for example, web cams, and email.
Exploration and EVA Activities:
There will be three capsules. The first one will be to change into your
space suit, the second one will be to lock off the first capsule and
the third would be to purify the air that comes in when you leave.
For equipment we will have capsules to put items in. We would have
shovels, metal detectors, and tongs to pick up anything too hot or
cold. To travel on the moon you could walk and you could have rovers.
Research Station Architecture and Materials:
We will have four cylinder rooms making a triangle with a room in the
middle. The middle room will be a green house so we can have plenty of
oxygen. One of the other rooms will be a bedroom. In the bedroom there
will also be bathrooms. We will have four bedrooms and four bathrooms.
Another one of the cylinders will be a recreation and exercise room all
put in to a half of room. It will be separated into two rooms with the
other half being the kitchen. Our last cylinder will be totally devoted
to a lab room. Our research station will be below ground. It will be
below ground because that will protect us from radiation and we can use
solar panels above ground. It will also be more efficient and it will
also take up less time. To build it below ground, it would take less
money so we can use it on other needs such as computers, more technology
for the lab room,
food, and better materials to build the research station with. To build this
station we will need titanium.
Since our research station is underground, it will help protect the
explorers some from the radiation. To protect exposure to heat and cold
we will use solar energy. A type of airlock door will help keep dust
out and insulation will also help. We will help protect the moon by recycling
waste. We will deal with carbon dioxide by the green house will help
take the carbon dioxide. We will have to have a water purification system
to deal with the grey water. For toxic waste we will store it on our