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Lunar Research Station Design Challenge

Preliminary Design
Mrs. Richards’ Class Lunar Challenge

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The habitat will hold 4 astronauts. They will use satellites for communication. The landing dock will be in a close by crater. See original .doc received

greenhouse design

Green House

We are going to put water at the base of the the green house to weaken the effect of possible earthquakes on it. It and the habitat will be located in a crater. We will be using titanium for building material, because it’s light and available on the moon. We’ll use airlocks for entering and exiting the habitat.

The green house is in the center of the habitat. Generators powered by solar panels will run all of the functions for both the green house and habitat. The whole operation will be covered with moon dust for extra protection from radiation. Most of the green house will be hydroponic so there won’t be much need for soil. The fish and plants will support each other.

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The helmet is made of plastic, created from sand, covered with a thick white cotton cloth. Its purpose is to keep the astronauts oxygen safe from moon dust. The helmets plastic shield will be protection from radiation. The back of the helmet is rectangular, for protection from debris that might hit the astronaut.  There’s antenna for communication.

The top of the suit is thick white cotton. The right arm holds the breathing tube connecting to the helmet. On the left is a tube for H2O. All are made of protective plastic. The gloves are thin but have the same amount of protection. The suit contains a temperature control. The cooling system circulates throughout the suit. The boots are similar to bed springs, and carries an emergency kit.

There’s an oxygen pack with battery carried on the astronaut’s back.
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NASA Official: Mark León
Last Updated: May 2005
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