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Upcoming Events

Oct 2021
04.10.2021 - 31.10.2021: AMADEE-20 Mars Simulation Israel
04.10.2021 - 31.10.2021: AMADEE-20 Mars Simulation Israel
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Recent OeWF blog entries
Our Safety Officer gives an insight into his work

Our Safety Officer gives an insight into his work

The safety of the mission depends on the preparation. The more precise the procedures are planned the better the risks can be analysed. Our Safety Officer, Michael Klicker, is responsible for planning precise procedures for the field crew and analysing […]
Creating a flight plan, what does that mean?

Creating a flight plan, what does that mean?

Nina Sejkora gives us an overview of the department’s main tasks and then answers a few questions so that the tasks of the team and processes are made concrete. MAIN TASKS Before the missionContact experiment teams and clarify the needs […]
The Planetary Defence Conference (PDC)

The Planetary Defence Conference (PDC)

From 26.-30. April 2021 the Planetary Defence Conference will take place in Vienna for the seventh time. Actually, that was the plan. The call for flexibility reached also the PDC- Organizers, so for the first time this conference will be […]
The best pictures of the year 2020

The best pictures of the year 2020

We are writing the last days of the year 2020 – a year, no one will forget anytime soon. For the first time, we had to postpone a planned Mars simulation. Also, our outreach & education activities were affected by […]
NÜWA – A city state for 1 Mio people on Mars

NÜWA – A city state for 1 Mio people on Mars

How would you accommodate 1 million people on Mars? How do they get there? What do they do there? How do you guarantee the basic needs, like food, housing, water and fresh air? Which of these questions is most important? […]
Space bacteria and challenging yourself

Space bacteria and challenging yourself

In the evening before my Mathematics “Matura” I got a completely unexpected email: Amidst the stress of writing my final exams during a pandemic I had entirely forgotten about the application I sent to OeWF the winter before. Now I […]

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