The Moon Camp Problem 2019/2020 has concluded! Of the 450 teams that joined the problem this calendar year, the teams that made the 12 finest projects had the option to participate in a a single hour webinar with ESA astronauts Samantha Cristoforetti and Luca Parmitano.
Samantha kicked off the webinar by expressing how happy and honoured she was to just take portion in the webinar and to fulfill all the teams just about: “It is excellent so see so numerous vivid, fantastic, committed, engaged boys and girls from all-around the entire world […] that made a decision to dedicate their talent, strength, passion and curiosity to the problem of exploring the Moon, that is quite expensive to me as an astronaut.”
Samantha replied to thoughts from all the teams that lined topics as diverse as psychological overall health and black holes.
Later on, it was Luca’s flip to fulfill the teams’ curiosity. When a single of the teams asked Luca to explain what he would locate crucial on a Moon Foundation, he explained a couple things he felt would be crucial: “I would want to get in and out of the base in a fairly quick way, I would surely want home windows to be able to glimpse exterior […], I would surely want an workout room so that I could preserve my body in superior condition […] though I’m on the Moon […] and also the likelihood to have a communal lifestyle, mainly because I would want to spend time with other crew members.”
Luca also reviewed the long term of human exploration from the technological and biological point of view. The far, far absent long term is unknown, but place explorers may adapt to resist radiation or have added arms or even a tail!
Just after the issue and response session, Luca encouraged the students with these inspiring words: “It was this kind of a large satisfaction to see your faces, I was genuinely thrilled to do this. I see your smiling faces and it will make me consider that the long term is likely to be superior. […] I can visualize […] that you are the long term and the long term is in your arms and thanks to you there is a whole lot of hope. I glimpse at you men and maybe I am looking at a single of the people that will land on Mars a single day. I genuinely want to just take a superior glimpse at your faces, mainly because I may be staring at the astronauts of the long term. Superior luck and preserve rocking! Maintain loving what you do and executing what you adore.”
Watch the webinar below.
ESA and the Airbus Basis would like to thank all the teams and teachers that participated for their hard work and excellent function. These who did not have the option to participate this calendar year can however join Moon Camp @Home or just take portion in the upcoming school calendar year edition. Remain tuned!
The Moon Camp Problem is an educational and inspirational curricular and interdisciplinary school job run by ESA and the Airbus Basis, in partnership with Autodesk.