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Gebrüder Weiss supports OeWF Mars Analog Mission

International Logistics Company chosen to manage the Transport of valuable Equipment to Mars Mission Site in Israel The logistics and transport experts at Gebrüder Weiss will assist the globally unique mission of transporting equipment together with 16 international scientific experiments […]
Name the #AMADEE20 rover

Name the #AMADEE20 rover

Do you want to take part in the human exploration of our neighbor Mars? We need you for a very important task: naming the Exoscot Rover for our AMADEE-20 mission! It will explore and map interesting locations and is needing […]
Operation Bumblebee: An investigative journey to the hexagonal storm of the planet Saturn

Operation Bumblebee: An investigative journey to the hexagonal storm of the planet Saturn

At the Alpen Adria University of Klagenfurt, a team of BSc students has developed a small space project as an exercise for the “Introduction to spaceflight” lecture. While not every astronautic aspect has been defined in a detailled manner, the […]

International Crew for Mars-Analog-Mission selected

Austrian Space Forum will send six Analog Astronauts to Israel in October 2020 Today the Austrian Spaoday the Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) announced the names of those six analog astronauts who will emulate a human Mars mission in Israel from […]
The best images and videos of 2019

The best images and videos of 2019

10 years ago, we started our year-in-review (take a look at 2009 in pictures), this time we also include videos for you! 2019 saw the training of the “Tardigrades”, our new class of analog astronauts, as well as the preparations […]

Austrian Space Forum awards Claudia Kessler with the Polarsternpreis – Polar Star Award 2019

The award honours the co-founder of “Women in Aerospace Europe” and founder of the initiative “The first female German Astronaut” On November 21st the Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) for the eleventh time payed tribute to a person for their outstanding […]

Austrian Space Forum selects 16 international experiments for next Mars analog mission in Israel

Today the Austrian Space Forum’s (OeWF) expert panel announced the experiments and institutions who have qualified for the next OeWF-Mars analog mission “AMADEE-20”. The 16 peer reviewed experiments come from 9 countries and represent scientific disciplines that will be essential […]
These are our AMADEE-20 science experiments

These are our AMADEE-20 science experiments

16 experiments from 9 countries made it through our peer-reviewed experiment selection process for our upcoming Mars analog simulation AMADEE-20 in Oct/Nov 2020 in Israel. All experiments will be deployed according to our exploration cascade – an algorithm to define […]
Austrian Space Forum´s new Analog Astronauts graduate in London

Austrian Space Forum´s new Analog Astronauts graduate in London

International Team now ready for next Mars analog mission in Israel in October 2020 Yesterday the Austrian Space Forum´s (OeWF) new analog astronaut class of 2019 concluded their challenging training at a formal ceremony at the London Institute of Physics. […]
A stepping stone to the red planet – Mars simulations

A stepping stone to the red planet – Mars simulations

During one of the hottest weekends of 2019, a total of 23 space professionals and enthusiasts journeyed to Innsbruck to take part in the AMBT course given by the Austrian Space Forum (OeWF). An AMBT course, or Analog Mission Basic […]