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Lunar Research Station Design Challenge

Preliminary Design from Phil Pack's Class
WVW Middle School

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Our group had basic parameters. We had to find out how many people to send up to the moon and the square footage that would be covered on the moon. First, we found out what kind of people we needed. We decided that we would need the most astronauts and scientists to work on the moon and discover and test what we needed. We also thought that we would need mechanics to fix any space shuttles that needed to be fixed while they were on the moon. Factory workers and janitors were needed for the waste management factory to work stations and clean up. We also needed gardeners for the greenhouse on the moon. We brought up electricians in case anything broke down or anything went wrong with the wiring. We brought up doctors in case any of our people got sick or hurt while experimenting or doing anything on the moon. We thought that all of those people were the most important people to send up to the moon. Our total number of people to send up is 20. Next, our group had to find the square footage that would be needed on the moon. For each building, we used 1,000 square feet. The buildings that we put on the moon are laboratories for experimenting and testing, recycling systems for waste management and recycling, houses for people to live in while on the moon, a greenhouse to grow vegetables and food in (because you can’t plant on the moon.), a construction facility so people can build house or anything else, mining stations to mine for coal and minerals for fuel, and fuel production facilities to make heat for buildings and fuel for transportation. Our total number of square footage used on the moon is 7,000 square feet.

By: Abbey, James, John, and Hannah.

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