Possibility for Participation in “Introductory Course to Spacesuit Systems” at OeWF

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Between 25-26October, the Austrian Space Forum OeWF will host its 3rd “Introductory Course to Spacesuit Systems” at the spacesuit lab in Innsbruck. OeWF still has a few places left – so if you think that might be of interest to you, let Gernot Groemer ( eMail: gernot.groemer@oewf.org) know until 11Oct (registration deadline). This is a [...]

Austrian Space Forum announces the Mars Analog Mission AMADEE-15

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The Austrian Space Forum ÖWF (Österreichisches Weltraum Forum) announces a 1-2 weeks field simulation mission, which will take place in Western Austria. The exact location will be announced soon. As during the past 11 missions of the ÖWF, various aspects of human robotics will be tested, including the utilization of the space suit and robotic vehicles [...]

Call for Volunteers for the Italian Mars Simulation Mission V-ERAS 2014

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On 26 March 2014 we reported on the constitution of the Mars Simulation Facility ERAS of the Italian Mars Society. Now a first simulation mission, called ERAS-14, has been announced for December 7 to 14 2014. The crew of four will consist of four individuals chosen primarily for their skills as scientists and technologists in [...]

Video from Analogue Space Suit Field Test of the French Mars Society

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APM president Alain Souchier during the space suit field test Here is a video, that has been produced by the French Mars Society during their space suit field test as described here.

Italian Mars Society simulates Space Station Operations in their ERAS Simulation Facility

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Source: Italian Mars Society ERAS Simulation Facility The European MaRs Analogue Station for Advanced Technologies Integration (ERAS) is a program spearheaded by the Italian Mars Society (IMS) which main goal is to provide an effective test bed for field operation studies in preparation for manned missions to Mars. Preliminarily to ERAS construction, IMS has started [...]

14. Mars Conference (EMC14) and Rover Challenge in Poland 5-7 September 2014

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The Mars Society Poland has agreed to organise the 14th European Mars Conference -EMC14- in Kielce in Poland from 5-7 September 2014.. Proposals for presentations are welcome and can be sent to Lukas Wilczynski (luke.wilczynski@gmail.com). Parallel to the EMC14 Poland will organise this year the first European Rover Challenge (ERC). Objective of the ERC is [...]

Successful Field Test of Analogue Space Suit developed by the French Mars Society

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Author: Association Planète Mars (Mars Society of France) Friday March the 14 th, the Planète Mars association, Mars Society French chapter, conducted its first EVA (Extra vehicular Activity) simulation on the field in the lower part of « Black Cows » clay cliffs in Normandy. Planète Mars association owns now two analog spacesuits elaborated by [...]

You can contribute to a one-year Human Mars Mission Simulation

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The Mars Society announces the one-year simulated manned Mars mission MA365 in their arctic Mars Simulation Station FMARS (Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station) in the arctic. Over 200 hundred volunteers have applied for this mission. 62 have been pre-selected, 49 men and 13 women drawn from 17 countries, including the United States, Canada, Brazil, the [...]

NASA Mars Fly-Around Mission in 2021?

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Will a manned Mars fly-by mission take place as early as 2021? The US congress has initiated a congressional hearing for this week, raising the prospect of a manned Mars fly-by mission for NASA’s new Space Launch System being developed by NASA. The title of the hearing is “Mars Flyby 2021: The First Deep Space [...]

ESA supports “Clean Space” Initiative- and promotes Solid Boosters

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Logo of the Clean Space initiative ESA announced their participation in the international “Clean Space” initiative aiming at analyzing contamination of space by space programs and in initiatives aiming at reducing the contamination. The reality of ESA’s launcher program appears to be in conflict with these objectives: It is well known that solid boosters, such [...]