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#IAC2018 kicks off in Spacecity Bremen

#IAC2018 kicks off in Spacecity Bremen

The 69th edition of the International Astronautical Congress kicked-off today in Bremen with a very beautiful opening ceremony at the ÖVB Arena in Bremen. The Kammerphilharmonie Bremen did an amazing job playing Beethoven’s 5th and incorporating sounds & visuals from […]
Internship 2018: Surviving Mars

Internship 2018: Surviving Mars

Regina Wieser, a physics student at the University of Innsbruck, has been an intern at our Spacesuit Lab this summer. In this blog, she describes her experiences during the internship. This September I was fortunate enough to get a look […]
AMADEE-18: An update on sample analysis

AMADEE-18: An update on sample analysis

Despite AMADEE-18 having taken place more than half a year ago already, there are still a lot of ongoing post-mission activities, in particular scientific analysis. In this blog, the team from the Planetary Exploration Instrumentation Lab (PIL) at York University […]
Space meets Qatar: Talking AMADEE-18 at AstroCon

Space meets Qatar: Talking AMADEE-18 at AstroCon

Last week, the Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) followed an invitation by the Qatar University Astronomy Club (QUAC) to participate in the second edition of AstroCon, a conference dedicated to space science and astronomy. OeWF member Maximilian Betmann went to Doha […]
Secrets of an internship heading for Mars

Secrets of an internship heading for Mars

One of the lessons I’ve learned over the course of the last few weeks is that there are three common features that make a secret recipe for an amazing internship: diversity, challenge, and insight. You probably ask why I make […]
A “Once in a lifetime” summer

A “Once in a lifetime” summer

My Name is Sarah Madlener and I am currently working for the Austrian Space Forum. After now almost 3 months it is finally my turn to write a blog entry and tell you what has happened so far. I am […]

Austrian Space Forum seeks new Analog Astronauts to participate in future simulated Moon/Mars Missions

Austrian Space Forum seeks new Analog Astronauts to participate in future simulated Moon/Mars Missions Application Deadline 10th October 2018 The Austrian Space Forum (Österreichisches Weltraum Forum, OeWF) is seeking six volunteers to complete its international analog astronaut corps. Citizens of […]
A day in Empa’s lab

A day in Empa’s lab

Hello everyone, my name is Yarub Al Busaidi and I am from the Sultanate of Oman. I have been with the OeWF for almost two months now and my internship is unfortunately coming to an end! I know what you […]
A biologist on her way to Mars

A biologist on her way to Mars

When I met Gernot Grömer for the first time, I was excited and a little bit nervous about what would happen now. I am studying Biology, with the main focus on Ecology, at the University of Innsbruck. My purpose was, […]
An environmental engineer in the space industry

An environmental engineer in the space industry

I have to say, the decision between having 2 months of summer holidays, enjoying the sun, and doing an internship in an office, wasn’t an easy one. But after 3 weeks at the Austrian Space Forum, I can say, that […]