Austrian Space Forum





Because Future Matters.

"The Austrian Space Forum is one of the leading institutions conducting Mars analog missions, thus paving the way for the future human exploration of the Red Planet. "

In October 2021, The Austrian Space Forum – in cooperation with the Israel Space Agency as the host agency and D-MARS – conducted an integrated Mars analog field mission in the Negev Desert in Israel – the AMADEE-20 Mars simulation. The expedition was carried out in a Martian terrestrial analog and directed by a dedicated Mission Support Center in Austria. A small field crew of highly trained analog astronauts with spacesuit simulators conducted experiments preparing for future human and robotic Mars exploration missions.

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Watch the AMADEE-20 Documentary "Being on Mars - it's a real thing"

With Heart and Soul.

Anika is a real world super hero: she is an essential part of ground-breaking Mars-research as an analog astronaut, teaches up-and-coming talents at the university, maintains a close-knit family life with her husband and three kids and to top it all up, with just 30 years she already has a PHD and works on achieving her next title. She is a positive personality with a big heart, charismatic and confident. Never stops exploring and learning. The epitome of the modern woman.

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