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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Upcoming Events

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 Conference
Nov 2017
19.11.2017 - 24.11.2017: Beyond Earth Orbit: Solar System Exploration and Spacesuits
Jan 2018
13.01.2018 - 14.01.2018: Austrian Space Ball
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Recent OeWF blog entries
Revamping Aouda.X to a rear entry spacesuit design

Revamping Aouda.X to a rear entry spacesuit design

Anjana Jegatheesan, a master student in Space Science and Technology of the Luleå University of Technology in Sweden, has been staying with us for a while now to work on improving our Aouda spacesuit simulator. Her newest blog will give […]
Gesture control system, or: How to speed up note taking

Gesture control system, or: How to speed up note taking

Max Lell is currently staying with the Austrian Space Forum, doing his master thesis on the Aouda space suit simulator. In this week’s blog, he explains his research. How did you get in there and how is it to work […]
Remote villages on Earth can teach us about living on Mars

Remote villages on Earth can teach us about living on Mars

When looking to settle down beyond Earth, on Mars or the Moon for example, we often focus almost exclusively on the technological aspects. We are researching how to build and land spaceships that can take humans safely to their new […]
New IT hardware for OeWF Mars simulations

New IT hardware for OeWF Mars simulations

For many years, the OeWF has conducted simulations of human missions to Mars. The main motivation for this is science, and the main attention during such missions goes to our analog astronauts. But behind the scenes, there are many support […]
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.

This article is available in: German