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News Update: First days of Isolation Phase

News Update: First days of Isolation Phase

It’s been busy days both at the Mission Support Center (MSC) in Innsbruck and at Kepler Station in the desert of Oman: the AMADEE-18 isolation phase officially started on February 8th, 2018. Below, you can see a video of the […]
Landing Day: Feb. 8th, 2018

Landing Day: Feb. 8th, 2018

The Isolation Phase began today! It was exciting for both EARTH and FIELD. At the Mission Support Center, a press Conference with Sophie Gruber (AMADEE-18 project management), Reinhard Tlustos (ÖWF Flight Director) and Rüdiger Köster (CTO of T-Mobile Austria) took […]
Landing Day: OeWF starts 12th Mars Analog Mission in Oman

Landing Day: OeWF starts 12th Mars Analog Mission in Oman

Today the Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) in cooperation with the Oman National Steering Committee started AMADEE-18, OeWF’s 12. Mars simulation to take place in the Dhofar desert in Oman. Under Austrian leadership, the AMADEE-18 field-crew will conduct experiments in the […]
Picture of the Day: Preparation Week

Picture of the Day: Preparation Week

Day 7: 7th February 2018 Yesterday our OeWF team participated in the 55th Session of the UN COPUOS Scientific and Technical Subcommittee that took place at the United Nations Vienna. We established a livelink to the AMADEE-18 Mars simulation site, […]
News Update: Preparation Week – From Oman to Innsbruck

News Update: Preparation Week – From Oman to Innsbruck

Update from the Field (Oman): Traveling to “Mars“ The AMADEE-18 Mars simulation is catching up speed. The field crew team arrived safely on 30th January 2018 on “Mars.” Well, not really on Mars, but at our #simulateMars site in the […]
The best pictures of 2017

The best pictures of 2017

The year 2017 was shaped by our next major Mars simulation: Besides defining a host country, we selected the experiments for the simulation and trained our team to be prepared for February 2018.  Moreover we organized the European Mars Conference […]
Mid-term internship report: My first month at the OeWF

Mid-term internship report: My first month at the OeWF

Today I am writing my second blog for the OeWF which means that I have already done half of my internship. Time flies really fast at the office because there are always a lot of things to do. What I […]
Austrian Space Forum and Sultanate of Oman sign Memorandum of Understanding for Mars-Simulation AMADEE-18

Austrian Space Forum and Sultanate of Oman sign Memorandum of Understanding for Mars-Simulation AMADEE-18

Today representatives of the Sultanate of Oman and the Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) signed their agreement to conduct the OeWF’s next Mars-Analog-Mission in the desert of Oman. His Excellency the Austrian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of […]
#AMADEE18 Wallpapers

#AMADEE18 Wallpapers

Get in the mood for our biggest mission yet and #AMADEE18-ify your desktop with our wallpapers! Also looks great on phones, facebook, twitter and everything else… We have them in two sizes – 1600×1200 and 1920×1200! Just open the link in a new […]
From Space Unicorns to Ground Support

From Space Unicorns to Ground Support

Hello everyone, my Name is Sarah and I am a 19-year-old physics student from Innsbruck. After one month of working for the Austrian Space Forum it is now my turn to tell you what I’ve experienced so far. My story […]

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