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Lunar Research Station Design Challenge

Preliminary Design from:
Ms. Vallieres' Humanities Class, Sequoyah Middle School
By: Josh, Michael, Matt, Aron, and Jon
Team name: cancer

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Human requirements for living & working on the moon are food, water, oxygen, plants, plumbing systems, electrical systems, AC/ heater, and detachment air pressure suit. Items we are going to have to live withoutare internet, cable, fast food, grocery stores, pets, watches and clocks. Our design supports energy by solar panels built into the structure, and
on a new moon there will be a battery powered generator that‚s storing emergency energy. Our design will provide life support by a greenhouse, plants will make oxygen from carbon dioxide. Heat and cooling will also be provided by the greenhouse because the greenhouse will trap heat. We will recycle waste by burning it in a furnace so the waste can provide carbon dioxide for the plants to create oxygen. An EVA garage and prep. Airlock will provide safe entry and exit from the structure. Our station will not be under ground because it might cave in or moonquakes will occur and hurt the accuracy of our observations. We have tinted windows so we can look out the windows and protect our eyes from the sun. Also we will have micro garments to protect us from sun radiation. As long as we out layer the base with a thermal layer, this layer reflects heat and cold temperatures on the in and outside of the base. This layer will protect the base from drastic changes in temperatures. Our base will seal all human waste and germs of any kind. No human contense will be able to escape from the base. Also if we ever go outside of the base we will be wearing space suits that will protect the moon from human contaminations. We will deal with carbon dioxide, grey water, and toxic waste with a ventilation system that will surround the base and the greenhouse will also help. Our base is going to be made out of titanium alloy, rubber cement, bullet proof plexi glass, and nut and bolts.

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