HOME: Habitations and Observations for Moon Exploration

How would you go about developing a habitat for five people to survive six months on the Moon?

You may be familiar with Artemis, whose goal is to “land the first woman and the next man on the Moon by 2024, using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before”.

These past weeks I’ve been following the progress of a team of summer interns for NASA, our daughter being one of the members, as they designed such a system. Alas, it will come to an end after they present their design in a couple of days

NASA provided two outstanding mentors, as well as resources, interviews, and challenged the interns to come up with fresh ideas. One of the presenters was Jerry Woodfill, who has been working for NASA for over 50 years and had an entertaining and eye opening session explaining all the things that went wrong and right with the Apollo 13 mission.

It has been such a joy to see how the team coalesced and converged on a design after many weeks of work, and it gives you an idea of what a multi-discipline team can do.

So, if you enjoy a focused presentation and pushing the next generation of engineers, go ahead and check their presentation on YouTube.

Luna, luna,
dame una tuna,
la que me diste
cayó en la laguna.

–Rima popular

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