We’ve always been told that “the sky is the limit”, although I’d like to believe our abilities have no limit when passion suffices.
On my pod’s seven-day exploration, we’d not only set out to succeed, but to flourish. With four determined people who ground each other with varying attributes, we could show the world’s youth what’s possible.
Arriving on the Moon, our first couple of hours would be spent settling in. We can plan exactly what we want to accomplish during this time, but once everyone is comfortable, the exploration begins.
Using a double solar and manually powered ice detecting rover, two crewmates will travel across the moon's surface in search of ice or frost. When they’ve reached their wanted destination, this rover will discharge sub-rovers that scan surrounding area using futuristic, lunar flashlight like, near infrared, laser beams. If, and when, water is detected, it will submit a notification to the carrier rover; this will signal the two crewmates that water was detected and send exact coordinates of where. They can sample the ice or frost, then return to the others with said findings.
We would proceed to attempt in filtering some of the water to drink, and try to separate some of the individual elements in the hopes of making breathable air for spacesuits. I’d also like to see if the water could support bacteria. The results would be documented to later release to the public to watch and, hopefully, inspire.
After seven days of switching positions between sampling and experimenting, our time would be up. The carrier rover would stay behind to continue scanning for ice as we head to Earth. We would have, by then, made our mark on the moon and the future of space exploration forever.