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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 […]
How to contribute to Mars pioneering work?

How to contribute to Mars pioneering work?

My name is Morgane Haller and I am currently a student at the ESTACA engineering school in Paris-Saclay, starting to study in a space-related field in two months. I got to know this space organization through a member of the […]
ALMA – ground-breaking science in high altitudes

ALMA – ground-breaking science in high altitudes

On Friday, 05th July, we went to ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array), our last stop on our #MeetESO tour. ALMA is located close to San Pedro de Atacama at about 3,000 m and over 5,000 m altitude. A visit of […]
#MeetESO – the biggest telescopes on Earth

#MeetESO – the biggest telescopes on Earth

After an exciting day on La Silla and an amazing & beautiful solar eclipse we left the mountain to drive per bus through the night to Paranal. We arrived there in the early morning, in the middle of the Atacama […]
#MeetESO – a solar eclipse over La Silla

#MeetESO – a solar eclipse over La Silla

La Silla is located at the outskirts of the Atacama Desert and is the first ESO location inaugurated 50 years ago in 1969. Several telescopes including also non ESO-telescopes are distributed at 2,400 m altitude. ESO is currently operating the […]
#MeetESO – Einstein, relativity & exciting experiments

#MeetESO – Einstein, relativity & exciting experiments

The Moon will start to cover the Sun tomorrow on 2nd July 2019 at 15:23:51 local time La Silla/Chile ( 21:23:51 CEST). About an hour later at 16:39:24 (22:39:34 CEST) the short totality phase will follow. This is an unique […]
Becoming an (analog) astronaut

Becoming an (analog) astronaut

A very passionate presentation about the most recent OeWF analogue mission in Oman had inspired me. Since the moment I could think about career options, I wanted to become an astronaut. A dream cherished by many children but which may […]