Future City Philadelphia Engineering Fair
The Future City City Steering Committee assembled a group of scientists and engineers who are working on space related projects to present a series of webinars that we think the students will find interesting and educational. Our volunteer speakers come from NASA, space advocacy groups, and industry. The webinars were presented live and run for about an hour including the question and answer session.
Videos of the webinars from the 2020 Future City Engineering Fair are posted on our YouTube Channel. . Links to the videos, presentation decks, speaker bios, articles on Lunar development and other related resources are also in the table below. Note that at the bottom of the table there is a link to the 2020 Lunar Development Conference's 43 videos on YouTube.
The 2020—2021 Future City Theme is Living on the Moon.
At night, surrounded by stars or clouds, the Moon looks distant and lifeless. However, it holds a place of unique beauty and dominance in the sky and has been inspiring humanity for eons. Dreamers of all kinds—artists, science fiction writers, scientists, engineers—have imagined a thriving city on the Moon, one with healthy people and a resourceful, sustainable ecosystem. New ideas are constantly being dreamed up and tested.
The Competition Challenge:
Design a future lunar city and provide examples of how your city uses two Moon resources to keep your citizens safe and healthy.
Webinar Videos and Related Materials
|Description||Video||Presentation and Related Material|
October 1, 2020
Introduction to the Moon and the Lunar Surface
Bruce Betts Ph.D.
Videos from presentation (with sound) Random Space Fact Video 15
Moon Rocks (with Bill Nye)
Random Space Fact Video 10
Duct Tape in Space (Featuring Bill Nye)
October 9, 2020
Lunar Regolith: Optimizing a Challenge
Founder and Lead Researcher
Off Planet Research
October 14, 2020
How Would Project Management Be Different on the Moon
Senior Program Manager
| PowerPoint Version
October 16, 2020
Finding a Site for Your City on the Moon - NASA's Moon Trek
Deputy Program Manager
and Development Manager
| PowerPoint Version
October 20, 2020
Lunar Polar Propellant Mining Outpost
Joel Sercel Ph.D.
Founder and Principal Engineer
|Due to technical issues the video of Dr. Sercel at the Engineering Fair is not available. However a video of another presentation of his is below.||
Miners on the Moon, an article from Air and Space magazine featuring Dr. Sercel's work
Lunar Polar Propellant Mining Outpost (LPMO): A Breakthrough for Lunar Exploration & Industry
October 28, 2020
Concepts for Lunar Habitats
Haym Benaroya Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
| PDF Version
Engineering Design and Construction of Lunar Bases
Structural design of a lunar habitat
|43 Videos from the 2020 Lunar Development conference|
Last Modified 10/06/2021 4:22 PM