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Mission to the Moon

Mission to the Moon

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The next pioneers on the moon

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!

Design your spacecraft to fly to the moon

Design your spacecraft to fly to the moon

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Fly me to the moon

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!

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Airbus Foundation Discovery Space Launching into space

How exactly does a rocket engine work? Learn about different factors that affect your space launch and how to design an aerodynamic rocket to the moon.

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Airbus Foundation Discovery Space How to fly in space

Flying to the moon is tricky business, especially since you can’t just head in a direct line. How can you plan your trajectory to the moon?

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Airbus Foundation Discovery Space Landing on the moon

A manned spacecraft needs a soft landing, but it’s all in the timing. Fire up your thrusters and hope you’ve picked the right spot to touch down.

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How to design your rocket on Fusion 360

Architect to the Stars

Your home away from Earth has to have a lot more than a place to eat and sleep – it’s the only structure on the moon! How and where do you even build it? Customise, name and expand your pioneering settlement, and ask yourself: how will these housing pods answer the needs of your Moon community?

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Airbus Foundation Discovery Space Best place to live on the moon

An entirely new landscape awaits when you land on the moon. Will you choose one of the poles or dig underground – where will your moon village be?

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Airbus Foundation Discovery Space What materials to build your home on the moon

When you think of building, you probably think of bricks – but moon rock is an entirely different material. So what’s the best way to build on the moon?

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Airbus Foundation Discovery Space Powering the moon

A lunar day lasts for 14 Earth days, but night can be just as long. Is solar energy our best bet for powering the moon base? And how do we make it last?

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Airbus Foundation Discovery Space Meteors on the moon

About 180 craters appear on the moon every year, not to mention being hit by golf ball-sized meteors all year long. How do we stay protected?

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Airbus Foundation Discovery Space Radiation on the moon

Just one year on the moon maxes out the amount of solar radiation we can handle over a lifetime. What’s the best sunscreen for moon life?

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Moon Life 101

With no atmosphere and no air on the moon, you’ll need a breathing apparatus to get around. Though houseplants and algae could generate enough oxygen inside your moon pod, outside, you’re still on your own. Complete the technical construction and get creative: how will you carry this important piece of equipment with you? 
 

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Airbus Foundation Discovery Space Waste management on the moon

One Earthling’s trash is another astronaut’s treasure. We can turn waste products into valuable sources of heat and fuel, and recycled materials.

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Airbus Foundation Discovery Space Food on the moon

There are only so many groceries you can bring to the moon, so how do you produce food in a place with no air? Here’s now to cultivate lunar food sources.

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Airbus Foundation Discovery Space Air on the moon

Holding our breath isn’t an option on the moon, we need sources of oxygen to sustain life. Let’s start by importing some plants to help us breathe easy.

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Lunar road trip

The bumpy and unpredictable terrain of the moon’s surface necessitates rugged vehicles for commuting, cargo transport and exploration - and helper robots will need sturdy construction, too! Design your own Moon Ranger and purpose-build it for any mission you can imagine! 

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Airbus Foundation Discovery Space Traveling on the moon

How best to travel on the moon with rocks, boulders and craters in our way? And when settlements expand, what will our lunar infrastructure look like?

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Airbus Foundation Discovery Space Local lunar sights

Top tips for an unforgettable moon adventure include impact craters housing ancient organisms from the days of the universe’s creation.

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Airbus Foundation Discovery Space How to communicate on the moon

Even daily communication changes when living on the moon. Without air to carry our voices, we might rely on lasers to beam our message home.

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Airbus Foundation Discovery Space Robots on the moon

Getting stuff done on the moon requires more effort than what the first settlers can manage by themselves. Robots to the rescue!

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Airbus Foundation Discovery Space What experiments can you do on the moon

The aim of the moon mission is to research how to live on other planets. That means not only experimenting on the environment – but also on ourselves!

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