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#MeetESO – Chile, Eclipse and many big telescopes

#MeetESO – Chile, Eclipse and many big telescopes

OeWF Social Media team lead Olivia Haider was selected to join the #MeetESO social media gathering in Chile. Learn more about her thoughts on the upcoming trip.
Visual communication design for spacesuit simulator Serenity

Visual communication design for spacesuit simulator Serenity

Serenity is the name of our new spacesuit simulator currently being developed for our flagship program AMADEE. One may think, that for such a project mostly know-how in the areas of engineering, material science, electronics, computer science etc. necessary. However, […]
Custom initiation period at the Austrian Space Forum

Custom initiation period at the Austrian Space Forum

My name is Joachim BUI and I have been studying aerospace engineering at the ESTACA in France until the end of February 2019. Two weeks ago, I started my end-of-studies internship at the Austrian Space Forum. In September 2018, Aline […]
Halfway through an internship

Halfway through an internship

My name is Paulina Eknor, I am a student from Luleå University of Technology, studying the Master Programme in Space Engineering with alignment of aeronautics. I came into contact with the Austrian Space Forum, OeWF, through the head of my […]
Book review : The NASA Archives: 60 Years in Space

Book review : The NASA Archives: 60 Years in Space

On the occasion of the 50-year anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing on 20th July 1969, the TASCHEN publisher issues a new XL illustrated book with photos from over 60 years from NASA Archives including photos never shown before. […]
The Austrian Weltraumball 2019: Dancing with the stars

The Austrian Weltraumball 2019: Dancing with the stars

Last Saturday, the second edition of the Austrian Weltraumball took place in Vienna. More than 500 guests convened at the Palais Niederösterreich to dance and enjoy their shared passion for space. In 2018, the Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) hosted the […]
NASA Chief Technologist visits the OeWF Spacesuit Laboratory

NASA Chief Technologist visits the OeWF Spacesuit Laboratory

The past OeWF Mars analog missions included contributions from NASA research teams – now, this connection was stepped up: NASA Chief Technologist for the Solar System Exploration Division, Leonard A. Dudzinski, visited the OeWF spacesuit laboratory in Innsbruck, Austria during […]
How might the two first weeks of an internship look like?

How might the two first weeks of an internship look like?

My name is Elin Eriksson and I am studying M.Sc. Space Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. My first two weeks as an intern at the Austrian Space Forum has mostly consisted of reading article after article, and document […]
Meet Beetle – a joint TU Graz & OeWF Mars rover project

Meet Beetle – a joint TU Graz & OeWF Mars rover project

This winter semester 2018/2019 a special seminar “Construction of mobile robots” was offered by Prof. Gerald Steinbauer from the institute of software technology at the Graz University of Technology in cooperation with the Austrian Space Forum. The goal was to […]
Serenity spacesuit teams under critical review

Serenity spacesuit teams under critical review

Over the last weeks the “pre-CDR’s” (preliminary Critical Design Reviews) took place in our partner schools. The teams presented their detailed concepts & prototypes for the Serenity spacesuit to the OeWF team leads and had to answer critical questions. This […]