Humanity has long dreamed about living on the Moon, but establishing a moon colony has yet to become reality. However, that could soon change with a little help from some bright young minds.
In this year’s contest, competing teams are once again asked to explore the complexities of defining a liveable community on the Moon. Participants will need to consider the following topics in their project:
● Using local resources, such as lunar soil and water ice
● Applying technological solutions, from power sources and food growth chambers to recycling systems
● Creating living and working facilities that provide adequate protection from meteorites and radiation for at least two astronauts.
I’m certain the 2021 Moon Camp Challenge will bring many compelling new ideas from the next generation of designers.
Rachel Schroeder, Managing Director Airbus Foundation
Participating teams should consist of two to six students, supported by a teacher or educator who will submit the entry. The deadline for Moon Camp Challenge submissions is 25 March 2021.
A jury composed of experts from ESA, Airbus Foundation and Autodesk will select the winning teams. Entries will be evaluated on the quality of the design, the accompanying report that explains the design choices, and the Moon camp’s overall habitability and functionality.
Winners will be announced in May and will receive 3D printers, as well as the opportunity to attend a webinar featuring an ESA astronaut.
For more information and full participation details, please visit the Moon Camp Challenge website: www.mooncampchallenge.org.