Entry No. EC2326-B

The record for the longest migration distance is held by the Arctic Tern, a seabird species that travels an annual distance of 71,000km. Migration is a basic biological necessity for most animals to survive. By strategically changing locations, the Tern has a better opportunity to find food, breeding partners, and a birthplace for their young. Humans, however, do not share the same innate biological programming as animals. As humans, we do not have a primal sense of direction nor the anatomy to travel far, but with our audacious curiosity, inventiveness, and rock n roll, we can learn to survive even the harshest conditions.

After launch, a harvest craft containing all of the necessary agricultural robotic tooling will touchdown upon the lunar surface. These robotic AATV (Architectural-All-Terrain-Vehicle) will cultivate and fertilize the 10-20 meter crash sites into infrastructural territory for basic human habitation. There are four different types of robotic rovers fulfilling different duties, however, working in unison.

The first AATV will begin cutting into the lunar land, creating deep contained trenches. These agricultural trenches will contain 2 females and 1 male of the following animals; a rabbit, a cow, and a chicken for every 5 meters. After the animal excrement has been fully mixed within the lunar soil (creating rich earthling composite), a greenhouse-like atmosphere will blossom, creating a basic array of fruits and vegetables.

Next, the second AATV will follow the trencher collecting the many lunar minerals that have surfaced from the dig. After collecting these minerals, they will be sent back to the harvest hub where lunar soil will be tested and processed into important resources such as water, oxygen and energy.

Lastly, a fleet of smaller AATV’s will target prime radiation hot spots for collecting solar energy for the central hub. Energy is stored in one of the towers, acting as a battery silo.

The proximity of these harvest hubs is dependent upon each other for productive growth. Each hub must be within 50-200 meters from the next to obtain the proper harvest. The energy collected fuels the equipment for the water harvesting, which is then fed into the agricultural zone to create and sustain life.

These harvest hubs are given 5 years to establish a sustainable synergy, and to blossom into an autonomous habitation center for humans.

After 5 years of the original launch, 10 groups of 3-5 people will be assigned to live for one year in these newly lunar habitations. Given no specific mission or direction of survival, the space cadet must operate these harvest sites by shear human instinct and ingenuity. Like the Arctic Tern, these spacemen and women must adapt to survive, or find a way to more fertile ground.

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