by Warren Turner
Category: Lunar Settlements
First Place Winner, Lunar Settlements, 2008 Calendar
Description: NASA announced in 2006 about its centennial awards for refining moon ore for oxygen, creating excavators & finally about shipping. All are pre-requisites NASA believes are required for any settlements being in place. Here engineers in redefined suits to combat the dust particles look at what has happened to one of the automated diggers that collect the ore which is processed at the "HydroGen" facility. Spare parts and engineers are flown in to maintain the activities on the Moon's surface.
Medium/Tools Used: Moon and Starfield created with Mojoworld Pro by Pandromeda. Rocks created with MojoTree, a Mojoworld Plugin by Bernard Krummenhacker. Diggers supplied by Jon Jennings of www.wasteology.com and modified in Google Sketchup Pro Five. HydroGen bases and Shuttles courtesy of JMan in Google Sketchup Pro 5. Astronauts courtsey of Jon in Google Sketchup Pro Five. Post work added in Ulead PhotoImpact Eleven.