15 Jun '15, 2pm

MIT engineers design an inflatable shelter for camping on the Moon

consists of an inflatable pod supported by silicone-coated fabric tubes, which sits underneath a reflective shield that protects the system (and the astronauts) from overheating. Inside, the 425 cubic feet space is divided into a changing area to help contain lunar dust, and a protected sleeping area. A portable solar array would power the shelter to activate its climate control, carbon dioxide eliminator, electricity, and battery recharge station for the rover, and operate the airlock. Oxygen, water and food would also be stored in the mobile shelter, giving astronauts all of their needs for days.

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