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Interview with analog astronaut Kartik Kumar

Interview with analog astronaut Kartik Kumar

OeWF analog astronaut Kartik Kumar was interviewed by Meredith Harbord and Sara Khan for their soon-to-be-published book entitled Design Thinking for schools: Ethical Dilemmas.
#IAC2018 Highlights

#IAC2018 Highlights

Today ends the 69th International Aeronautical Congress with a record number of 6,544 attendees. On the public day, additional 13,000 citizens visited the exhibition and the special sessions. In particular, the in-flight call to ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst on the […]
#IAC2018 Day03: space is big, space is public

#IAC2018 Day03: space is big, space is public

The third day of the International Aeronautical Congress in Bremen began with a historic moment. The DLR Mascot lander successfully touched soil on the asteroid Ryugu at 03:58 a.m CEST and 1 hour later the signal of the successful landing […]
#IAC2018 kicks off in Spacecity Bremen

#IAC2018 kicks off in Spacecity Bremen

The 69th edition of the International Astronautical Congress kicked-off today in Bremen with a very beautiful opening ceremony at the ÖVB Arena in Bremen. The Kammerphilharmonie Bremen did an amazing job playing Beethoven’s 5th and incorporating sounds & visuals from […]
Internship 2018: Surviving Mars

Internship 2018: Surviving Mars

Regina Wieser, a physics student at the University of Innsbruck, has been an intern at our Spacesuit Lab this summer. In this blog, she describes her experiences during the internship. This September I was fortunate enough to get a look […]
AMADEE-18: An update on sample analysis

AMADEE-18: An update on sample analysis

Despite AMADEE-18 having taken place more than half a year ago already, there are still a lot of ongoing post-mission activities, in particular scientific analysis. In this blog, the team from the Planetary Exploration Instrumentation Lab (PIL) at York University […]
Space meets Qatar: Talking AMADEE-18 at AstroCon

Space meets Qatar: Talking AMADEE-18 at AstroCon

Last week, the Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) followed an invitation by the Qatar University Astronomy Club (QUAC) to participate in the second edition of AstroCon, a conference dedicated to space science and astronomy. OeWF member Maximilian Betmann went to Doha […]
Secrets of an internship heading for Mars

Secrets of an internship heading for Mars

One of the lessons I’ve learned over the course of the last few weeks is that there are three common features that make a secret recipe for an amazing internship: diversity, challenge, and insight. You probably ask why I make […]
A “Once in a lifetime” summer

A “Once in a lifetime” summer

My Name is Sarah Madlener and I am currently working for the Austrian Space Forum. After now almost 3 months it is finally my turn to write a blog entry and tell you what has happened so far. I am […]

Austrian Space Forum seeks new Analog Astronauts to participate in future simulated Moon/Mars Missions

Austrian Space Forum seeks new Analog Astronauts to participate in future simulated Moon/Mars Missions Application Deadline 10th October 2018 The Austrian Space Forum (Österreichisches Weltraum Forum, OeWF) is seeking six volunteers to complete its international analog astronaut corps. Citizens of […]