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AMADEE-18 Picture of the Day: Isolation Phase

AMADEE-18 Picture of the Day: Isolation Phase

Day 16: 23rd February 2018 Donning our Aouda suits takes quite some time, and since they are very heavy, the analog astronauts can only wear them for a few hours each day. During this time, they try to get as […]
Expedition outlets of AMADEE18: Lecture evening at the Ars Electronica Center in Linz

Expedition outlets of AMADEE18: Lecture evening at the Ars Electronica Center in Linz

From 15th-28th of February 2018, the Ars Electronica Center (AEC) in Linz is informing approximately 1.000 expected visitors on eight screens about the AMADEE18 mission of the Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) in Oman. The highlight of the AEC’s role as […]
News update: Busy days on Mars (and Earth)

News update: Busy days on Mars (and Earth)

It’s been one week since our last news update from the AMADEE18 mission and a lot has happened during that time. Here is our recap from last week’s events. On Mars, our field crew has been very active performing extravehicular […]
News Update: First days of Isolation Phase

News Update: First days of Isolation Phase

It’s been busy days both at the Mission Support Center (MSC) in Innsbruck and at Kepler Station in the desert of Oman: the AMADEE-18 isolation phase officially started on February 8th, 2018. Below, you can see a video of the […]
Landing Day: OeWF starts 12th Mars Analog Mission in Oman

Landing Day: OeWF starts 12th Mars Analog Mission in Oman

  Today the Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) in cooperation with the Oman National Steering Committee started AMADEE-18, OeWF’s 12. Mars simulation to take place in the Dhofar desert in Oman.   Photo credit: OeWF/Florian VoggenedeUnder Austrian leadership, the AMADEE-18 field-crew […]
Landing Day: Feb. 8th, 2018

Landing Day: Feb. 8th, 2018

The Isolation Phase began today! It was exciting for both EARTH and FIELD. At the Mission Support Center, a press Conference with Sophie Gruber (AMADEE-18 project management), Reinhard Tlustos (ÖWF Flight Director) and Rüdiger Köster (CTO of T-Mobile Austria) took […]

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