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

Research

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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Interested in space? The Austrian Space Forum is an active, cross-linked space association with a wide spectrum of topics – a true citizen science organisation.

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Upcoming Events

Dec 2016
17.12.2016: OeWF Christmas gathering in Vienna
Jan 2017
09.01.2017 - 14.01.2017: Beyond Earth Orbit: Solar System Exploration and Spacesuits
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Recent OeWF blog entries

Testing the strength of the Aouda’s exoskeleton

I learned about the OeWF in a lecture about Mars held by Gernot Groemer at the University of Innsbruck. When the time came to find a project for the bachelor thesis for my mechatronics program, I remembered Dr. Groemer mentioning […]
ESA’s Council Meeting at Ministerial Level: Defining Europe’s future in space

ESA’s Council Meeting at Ministerial Level: Defining Europe’s future in space

On December 1st and 2nd, ESA’s Council will meet at the Ministerial Level in Lucerne, Switzerland. The politically highest decision-making body of ESA will have to make important long-term decisions which will define the future of European space activities in […]
Vienna Comic Con: When Science meets Fiction

Vienna Comic Con: When Science meets Fiction

The second edition of the Vienna Comic Con took place on November 19th and 20th 2016 at the Messe Wien. The event is a spin-off of the well-known Comic and Science Fiction Convention in San Diego. Many Comic Con visitors […]
European Mars Society Conference 2016 – From Simulation to Reality

European Mars Society Conference 2016 – From Simulation to Reality

After a bus ride through the picturesque landscape of Italy, I arrived in Bergamo at the European Mars Society Conferece, full of expectations and ready to discuss the future of Mars exploration. As it turned out, I should not be […]
25 years of AustroMir

25 years of AustroMir

On this day 25 years ago, on October 2nd 1991, Franz Viehböck became the first Austrian to launch into space. The 7-day AustroMir mission took the only red-white-red astronaut to the Russian space station MIR. And with him, 15 scientific […]
Born to Explore Contest – a short summary of the winning entries

Born to Explore Contest – a short summary of the winning entries

The first human to land on Mars has already been born. Together with Franz Viehböck and the Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie (Ministry of Transportation, Innovation and Technology) we invited pupils and students of Austrian schools and universities to participate in the contest “Born to Explore”.