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INTERVIEW with ARNOLD SAMS from AUSTRIA
Team & Task(s)
Arnold Sams is a member of the Ground Support Team for MARS 2013. His many tasks include rooming, boarding, and transportation of the Mission Support Center members as well as taking care of visitors. He lives in Salzburg.
Space & MARS2013
How did you first get in touch with the topic of space / astronomy / analog research?
I watched the Moon landings as a child on TV.
When did you first hear about the Austrian Space Forum (OeWF)?
Through the project AustroMars 2006.
How did you learn about the “MARS2013” mission?
I have been a member of the OeWF since 2010 and learned about MARS2013 through their regular publications.
What was your first impression when you got involved with the OeWF team?
Team: Total Effort by All Members
What is your personal goal in this mission?
I would like to support the team with my knowledge and experience as well as getting to know new people and their work.
Work, Life & Family
What I do for a living:
I am a non-commissioned officer in the Austrian Army.
This is how I spend my spare time:
Reading, shooting my crossbow and playing golf (if there is any time left).
Married. One son.
How my friends would describe me:
I don’t think the answers are suitable for publication ;-)
Me, Myself & I
These things are precious to me:
What drives me crazy:
Something I would never do:
To relax I absolutely need:
Tranquility, a little bit of music.
For this I would do almost anything:
A burger cooked by my wife.
What is the most unusual / challenging / exciting / scary / funny thing you ever experienced?
My first skydive was probably the most exiting thing in my life. And retrospectively very comical: To jump out of an airplane on my FIRST flight.
Goal(s) & Motto
My Motto / A saying I can identify with:
Man needs time, where he can collect himself and be introspective. (Albert Einstein)
This article is available in: German
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