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NASA Chief Technologist visits the OeWF Spacesuit Laboratory

NASA Chief Technologist visits the OeWF Spacesuit Laboratory

The past OeWF Mars analog missions included contributions from NASA research teams – now, this connection was stepped up: NASA Chief Technologist for the Solar System Exploration Division, Leonard A. Dudzinski, visited the OeWF spacesuit laboratory in Innsbruck, Austria during […]
How might the two first weeks of an internship look like?

How might the two first weeks of an internship look like?

My name is Elin Eriksson and I am studying M.Sc. Space Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. My first two weeks as an intern at the Austrian Space Forum has mostly consisted of reading article after article, and document […]
Meet Beetle – a joint TU Graz & OeWF Mars rover project

Meet Beetle – a joint TU Graz & OeWF Mars rover project

This winter semester 2018/2019 a special seminar “Construction of mobile robots” was offered by Prof. Gerald Steinbauer from the institute of software technology at the Graz University of Technology in cooperation with the Austrian Space Forum. The goal was to […]
Serenity spacesuit teams under critical review

Serenity spacesuit teams under critical review

Over the last weeks the “pre-CDR’s” (preliminary Critical Design Reviews) took place in our partner schools. The teams presented their detailed concepts & prototypes for the Serenity spacesuit to the OeWF team leads and had to answer critical questions. This […]
Austrian Space Forum and Israel Space Agency sign Memorandum of Understanding for Mars Analog Mission AMADEE-20

Austrian Space Forum and Israel Space Agency sign Memorandum of Understanding for Mars Analog Mission AMADEE-20

On Monday delegates of the Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) and the Israel Space Agency signed an agreement in Tel Aviv, Israel to conduct the OeWF’s next Mars-Analog-Mission in the Negev desert in Israel. The Israel Space Agency is a national […]
Analog astronaut selection: Stressful, tiring and pleasant time

Analog astronaut selection: Stressful, tiring and pleasant time

Hi! My name is Emmanuelle Aubert and I am currently writing from the Austrian Space Forum, in Innsbruck, Austria. What I am doing there? That’s a long and nice story… but let’s start with the beginning… In beginning of October, […]
Analog Astronaut Selection: The view from inside

Analog Astronaut Selection: The view from inside

It’s 06:00am. It’s -8 degrees Celsius. I’m stood outside an unassuming building in a suburb of Innsbruck, Austria, wearing only shorts and t-shirt, waiting to begin a run through the darkness with 16 of the most impressive people I’ve ever […]
The best pictures of 2018

The best pictures of 2018

On the last day of the year, we love to look back and review the year 2018 with our best pictures. 2018 was definitely dominated by our AMADEE-18 Mars Simulation in Oman. But we also did a lot of school […]
Candidates view of the OeWF analog astronaut selection

Candidates view of the OeWF analog astronaut selection

While chatting with a friend of mine I we started discussing our childhood aspirations.  I mentioned to him that I remember wearing an old ski helmet and a coat hanger as a headset, flying my bunkbed to the Moon, and […]
Studying spacesuits at the European Astronaut Centre

Studying spacesuits at the European Astronaut Centre

On Monday, a team of the Austrian Space Forum demonstrated the Aouda.X spacesuit simulator to students at the European Astronaut Center in Cologne Germany. As part of their post-graduate education “Diploma in Aviation Medicine”, they learnend about the international OeWF […]