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Humans to Mars Report 2018 released

Humans to Mars Report 2018 released

Last week the annual Humans to Mars report was released at the Humans to Mars Summit. The report, published by Explore Mars Inc., features the current progress in mission architectures, science, policy, human factors and public perception regarding a human […]
Insights into flight planning for simulated Mars missions

Insights into flight planning for simulated Mars missions

We are pleased to introduce Laura Bettiol, the Deputy Team Lead of our Flight Planning Team at the Mission Support Center, and are thankful that she found some time to talk to us despite all her ongoing projects. It is […]
Conquering the numeric black hole

Conquering the numeric black hole

In his previous post, Nils Kaufmann got to talk a bit about the mission phase and the beginning of his office work at the Austrian Space Forum (OeWF). This time round, he will focus on his last few weeks at […]

News Update: AMADEE-18 Hardware and Science Workshop

Even though the isolation and active experiment phase in Oman is complete, our AMADEE-18 mission is far from being over! All the hardware made it safely back to Innsbruck, shipped in two big containers – check out the pictures below! […]
AMADEE-18 Kids2Mars Videos

AMADEE-18 Kids2Mars Videos

The AMADEE-18 Mars simulation, which took place in February 2018 in the Dhofar desert in Oman, served also as an outreach platform to enhance the visibility of planetary sciences. In cooperation with innovaspace.org (Prf. Thais Russomanos), students between 6-18 years […]
Internship: In the beginning there was…a lot of googling!

Internship: In the beginning there was…a lot of googling!

My name is Benedikt Stingl, I have been involved with the Austrian Space Forum since a little more than 10 Years. This involvement ranges from giving small presentations up to helping to organize the First Austrian Space Ball, which was […]
Finding the Pulse of Space Medicine

Finding the Pulse of Space Medicine

With AMADEE-18 finished, the crew having returned from “Mars” and our Mission Support Center having been rearranged into the regular suitlab, things are starting to get back to normal. For us, this also means welcoming a number of interns and […]
AMADEE-18 Picture of the Day: Isolation Phase

AMADEE-18 Picture of the Day: Isolation Phase

Day 21: 28th February 2018 Last sunset from Mars! More Sience. Greater fidelity. Closer to Mars. The 12th Mars Simulation AMADEE-18 is over. Thank you to all the people and partners involved. You made this mission possible and together we […]
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 […]