The World Space Week Association, in partnership with the Space Generation Advisory Council, Mars Society, the Austrian Space Forum and the Kiwispace Foundation has teamed-up for a series of public Mars analog research demonstrations including the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah.
From 4-10 October, more than twenty organizations spread across four continents will be exploring Mars – and discovering more about Earth in the process. A campaign of networked Mars analog simulations is being launched to celebrate World Space Week (WSW) 2013.
In the most ambitious global outreach and education campaign for WSW to date, teams of researchers, explorers and educators will carry out Mars simulations and tests of rovers, spacesuits and other hardware at locations worldwide. Activities will include the WSW 2013 Mission to Mars, a 4-day simulation of a human Mars expedition at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah. The 6-person crew will be led by Jon Rask from the Space Biosciences Division at NASA Ames Research Center. The Mission to Mars and all satellite events will be coordinated from the WSW 2013 Mission Control Center, located at the Headquarters of the Austrian Space Forum in Innsbruck, Austria.
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About the Organizers
ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS OF ‘EXPLORING MARS, DISCOVERING EARTH’
World Space Week Association is an international non-profit organization which supports the global coordination of UN-declared World Space Week, held October 4-10 annually. World Space Week 2012 reached record proportions with over 700 events in nearly 70 nations.
The Space Generation Advisory Council is a global non-governmental organisation and network which aims to represent university students and young space professionals to the United Nations, space agencies, industry, and academia.
The Austrian Space Forum (Österreichisches Weltraum Forum, OeWF) is a national network for aerospace specialists and space enthusiasts. The organization serves as a communication platform between the space sector and the public; it is embedded in a global network of specialists from the space industry, research and politics.
KiwiSpace Foundation is a non-profit organisation seeking to inspire the next generation of space scientists. The Foundation aims to showcase the benefits and opportunities that space applications provide NZ; highlight the many opportunities for New Zealanders to work in the global space community; and enhance national space capabilities and education programmes.