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AMADEE-20: 2nd week in isolation

AMADEE-20: 2nd week in isolation

Our 6 analog astronauts have already completed their 2nd week in isolation in the Ramon crater in Israel. They are only allowed to leave the habitat with our two spacesuit simulators and therefore the EVAs (Extra vehicular ) are very […]
AMADEE-20: 1st week in isolation

AMADEE-20: 1st week in isolation

Since this week, the isolation phase for our 6 analog astronauts has been running in the Ramon Crater in the Negev Desert = “Mars”. This means that contact with the rest of the world for the six of them takes […]
OeWF Mars Analog Mission – Isolation Phase starts today!

OeWF Mars Analog Mission – Isolation Phase starts today!

Analog Astronauts cut off from outside world until October 31st Following intensive preparations, the isolation phase of the 13th Mars Analog Mission of the Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) starts today. More than 25 experiments will be conducted, including two in […]
Bridgehead phase AMADEE-20

Bridgehead phase AMADEE-20

This week was all about the bridgehead phase for our AMADEE-20 Mars simulation. The containers arrived in Israel, with Gebrüder Weiß taking care of transport and logistics. Many helping hands were needed to distribute all the equipment to the designated […]
Start of the AMADEE-20 Bridghead phase

Start of the AMADEE-20 Bridghead phase

Today the Bridgehead Phase of the AMADEE-20 mission started. The teams in Israel – consisting of analog astronauts and on-site support members – have their hands full with unloading and commissioning all equipment. Also some experiment teams are on site, […]
Forest Fires and Climate Change – Satellite Remote Sensing

Forest Fires and Climate Change – Satellite Remote Sensing

Preventive earth observation for the climate change Nowadays, topics concerning the global climate and its necessary protection receive more and more attention in the international media. Especially in recent weeks, months and years, the importance of prevention has become clear, […]
Remote Science Support – one of our largest teams

Remote Science Support – one of our largest teams

Seda Oezdemir, Christine Czakler and Stefanie Garnitschnig plus an international team of 42 members (1 liaison and 1 co-liaison for each AMADEE-20 experiment) – they are our Remote Science Support team. It is a large and very diverse team consisting […]
AMADEE-20 International Tele-Sim session, hosted by Cornell

AMADEE-20 International Tele-Sim session, hosted by Cornell

Members from UK, France, Israel, Austria, USA (NYC), Sweden participated in an online tele-sim session. The training was hosted Weill Cornell Simulation Center, NYC. The session began with a series of lectures and “table top” exercises to update the Israeli […]
Our Analog Astronaut Support (AAS) – an introduction.

Our Analog Astronaut Support (AAS) – an introduction.

The members of the AAS team support our analog astronauts in many areas such as: training, equipment, preparations, interview and media requests, event requests, schedule coordination and logistical tasks. What does your team do? Claudia: Our Analog Astronaut Support Team […]
BACK TO WORK: A post-pandemic internship

BACK TO WORK: A post-pandemic internship

After months of online studying, being back to actual office work is relieving! My name is Mathias, I am a 20-year-old French student, currently working as a R&D Intern for the ÖWF this summer. I study at ESTACA Paris-Saclay, and […]

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