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“Science On Board”: Space Research Begins Underwater

“Science On Board”: Space Research Begins Underwater

The Hydronaut project is an underwater habitat that started operations last year and is currently the scene for analog space research. Dr. Miroslav Rozloznik, Flight Planner of the Austrian Space Forum, has just surfaced from an underwater analog space mission […]
Our media team builds bridges and brings the term analog research into the public eye

Our media team builds bridges and brings the term analog research into the public eye

Public relations in terms of education and international networking, press work for national and international media from newspapers to TV stations, social media activities for a large community on different channels, visuals for content creation, media production, visual orientation at […]
Ground Support – There’s a lot to do, let’s get going!

Ground Support – There’s a lot to do, let’s get going!

Who makes sure that everything runs smoothly behind the scenes? Who takes care of the organisation and coordination of the things necessary for the ongoing operation? Our Ground Support team! MAIN TASKS Regular operation:– Member and intern support – administrative […]
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 […]

Astrobiology Journal features simulated Mars mission

More than 100 pages on Austrian Space Forum’s 2018-mission in Oman On November 12 2020 the prestigious Astrobiology Journal released its special edition on the simulated Mars mission “AMADEE-18”. Its collection of six papers offers insight into carefully chosen experiments […]
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 […]