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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 […]
#MeetESO – how does a solar eclipse occur?

#MeetESO – how does a solar eclipse occur?

Tomorrow, my trip to Chile starts. A plane will take me from Rome in about 16 hours to Santiago de Chile, were I will meet my MeetESO buddies. On Monday, 1st July we will then travel by bus to our […]

Analog Astronaut Training: A crazy journey to become an analog astronaut

Early morning, Innsbruck. While at home at this hour I would probably start my morning with a cup of coffee, I find myself running in the mountains, passing a beautiful castle. To my right is Anika – a Microbiologist from […]
Analog Astronaut Training: Supportive Competition

Analog Astronaut Training: Supportive Competition

I thought it would get easier. During the selection process we were tested, we were pushed to our limits to see how we would perform. Physically of course, mentally goes without saying. But also psychologically. When I received the call […]
Analog Astronaut Training: “Professional and Passionate”

Analog Astronaut Training: “Professional and Passionate”

How to train an analog astronaut? Anika Mehlis shares some insights of the #classof2019 trainingl
Serenity Update: The spacesuit got a heart!

Serenity Update: The spacesuit got a heart!

If the CPU is the brain, what’s the Heart? A Backplane or Motherboard. They “pump” data and energy through the whole system until the last small trace and provides all needed resources. It enabled the connection between components and ensures […]
Austrian Space Forum selects eight new Analog Astronauts

Austrian Space Forum selects eight new Analog Astronauts

International Team starts globally unique Training Yesterday the Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) presented its eight new analog astronauts. The second woman to join the analog astronaut corps as well as her seven male colleagues were selected from more than 100 […]
#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 […]