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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 […]

Countdown for Mars Simulation halted

Austrian Space Forum postpones Mars Analog Mission by one year to October 2021 Today the Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) announced the postponement of its international Mars analog mission “AMADEE-20”. The simulation of a crewed mission to the Red Planet was […]

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 […]