Before we head to Mars or another faraway planet, humans must first learn how to survive in space. There’s radiation, extreme temperatures, no air to breathe and meteorites falling from the sky! How do we deal with that? The best way to find out is to set up a community on the moon to explore and learn. Help us take a giant leap for mankind by joining our challenge and submitting your designs to Autodesk!
The Moon Camp Challenge is run by the Airbus Foundation and the European Space Agency, in partnership with Autodesk. To enter the competition, your mission is to design your own Moon Camp in 3D, using Tinkercad or Fusion 360. Your lunar base has to fit at least 2 astronauts and take into account the following:
First, find your teammates! You need to be between 2 and 4 participants to join the competition. Then, start learning about the moon! How to get there, what to do during the day, what materials to use... You will find all you need to know below, and you can even try your hand at other designs!
Once you are ready, start designing! If you are below 13 years old, use Tinkercad and if you are older, use Fusion 360, but take your time! The competition is open until 16 March, so make sure your design is perfect before submitting it.
Read the Moon Camp Competition guidelines here:
How do you get to the moon? By rocket, of course. But how do you construct it so it can break through the Earth’s atmosphere? How can you wrangle it into a trajectory to your destination? Build each of your rocket’s components and customise your work. Then think about how far you need to go – and how you’ll land when you get there!