Austrian Space Forum (OeWF)

we are a network of space professionals and people with a passion for spaces in collaboration with national and international research, industry & policy institutions

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The OeWF conducts interdisciplinary research together with international partners on exploration strategies for future human Mars expeditions.

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Experts of the Austrian Space Forum share their knowledge and independent opinions on current space topics: unbiased, factual and reliable.

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Upcoming Events

May 2017
05.05.2017 - 07.05.2017: OeWF Analog Mission Basic Training (AMBT)
Aug 2017
25.08.2017 - 27.08.2017: OeWF Analog Mission Advanced Training (AMAT)
Sep 2017
08.09.2017 - 10.09.2017: OeWF Qualification Rehearsal
22.09.2017 - 24.09.2017: European Mars Society Conference
Nov 2017
19.11.2017 - 24.11.2017: Beyond Earth Orbit: Solar System Exploration and Spacesuits
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Recent OeWF blog entries
Journey to Mars, waypoint Oman

Journey to Mars, waypoint Oman

Or: Part two of a traveller´s report on selecting a test site for Mars simulations I hope you enjoyed the first part of my blog, filled with personal insights of the scouting mission in Israel. Now, I would like to […]
Journey to Mars, waypoint Israel

Journey to Mars, waypoint Israel

Our scouting team travelled to Israel and Oman in March 2017 to find suitable site locations for our next big #simulateMars mission. Sophie Gruber was part of the scouting team and describes her impressions about the scouting activities in Israel.
Aouda.X Locomotion in Martian, Lunar, and Earth Gravities

Aouda.X Locomotion in Martian, Lunar, and Earth Gravities

Our intern Elizabeth Young reports about her work on the upcoming Aouda.X locomotion test campaign and how Martian and Lunar gravities can be simulated via a vertical treadmill. Watch the video to see the vertical treadmill in action.
US space policy under a new administration – Making sense of the transition

US space policy under a new administration – Making sense of the transition

n the 8th of November 2016, the citizens of the United States elected a new president, and on the 20th of January 2017, Donald Trump was sworn into office to replace Barack Obama and become the 45th President of the […]
To space and back

To space and back

The winners of the Born2Explore student contest at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne On February 16-17, 2017, the students Michael Berghold, Leon Sereinig and Matthias Kaplan visited ESA’s European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, organized by the Austrian Space Forum […]
Beyond teacher training: Exploring techniques to inspire next-gen explorers

Beyond teacher training: Exploring techniques to inspire next-gen explorers

From 09 – 14 Jan 2017 we hosted the Galileo Teacher Training program with the “Beyond Earth Orbit: Solar System Exploration and spacesuits” course. Teachers from Italy, Belgium and Germany joined us for 6 days at the OeWF Spacesuit Laboratory […]

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