During this past academic year, more than 150 students from 9 European countries and from various faculties have gathered their knowledge to design a habitat potentially suitable for extreme environment, such as on the Moon. They needed to study and cover the essential aspects to sustain life in a long-term vision: structure and construction of the habitat, life support systems (such as oxygen and food production), power management, communication and navigation, human well-being and scientific exploration. Each team could thus contribute to this Moon habitat, whatever their expertise.
One part of the projects will be tested at the Glacier Palace, such as the construction robot and the food and oxygen production modules conceived by Swiss students. The other projects, as the virtual reality and the lunar habitation design, will demonstrate their concept at the Vernissage Art Gallery of the Backstage Hotel.
During the first week (17th – 24th June), the students will set up their projects. All the IGLUNA modules will be fully assembled by Monday 24th of June. After a week trial and demonstrations, the teams will dismantle their design during the last three days (1st – 3rd July). However, visitors are allowed to visit the teams at any time in order to discover the several steps for the complete installation of a habitat in an extreme environment.
The Field Campaign will also gather several other scientific and space related projects. We are glad to host other experiments as the Radiation Monitoring by the CERN, the Audi Lunar Quattro rover by PT-Scientists and the MIT HYDRA Drill experiment. Interactive activities are also organised to make this knowledge accessible to all publics.
Glacier Exhibition Matterhorn glacier paradise
Exhibition days: 24 - 30 June (9.30 - 16.00)
Inauguration: 24 June (14.00 - 16.00)
Set up: 17 - 24 June
Dismantling: 1 - 3 July
Village Exhibition Vernissage Art Gallery
Exhibition days: 19 - 30 June (17.00 - 23.00)
Inauguration: 19 June, 20.00 - 22.00
Set up: 17 - 19 June
Dismantling: 1 - 3 July
18 – 30 June: Radiation Monitoring – CERN (9.30 - 16.00), Glacier Palace
21 June: Astronomy Evening (22.30 - 00.00), Wiese Zen Stecken
23 - 28 June: HYDRA Drill – MIT (10.00 - 16.00), Glacier surface of the Matterhorn glacier paradise
Weitere Informationen: https://www.spacecenter.ch/igluna/fieldcampaign/
Simona Altwegg, Media Manager Zermatt Tourism
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