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World Space Week, October 4–10

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The 2013 World Wide WSW Mars Simulation

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.

Access here the project's page for even more details.

 

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Official material for World Space Week

Photos are free-of-charge, if the copyright is used correctly and completely.

Landing-Mars.jpg

Landing on Mars. L. Foresta & D. Schild-
hammer during their first EVA in Morocco, 
Feb. 2013. (c) OeWF (Katja Zanella-Kux) 
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Exploring Mars. Aouda.X Mars space suit 
simulator exploring in Morocco, Feb. 2013. 
(c) OeWF (Katja Zanella-Kux) 
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Aouda.X Mars spacesuit together with 
Polish MAGMA White rover during sunset. 
(c) OeWF (Katja Zanella-Kux) 
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Hungarian Google Lunar X-Prize Rover 
Puli together with Aouda.X Mars spacesuit.
(c) OeWF (Katja Zanella-Kux) 
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Mission Control Center in Innsbruck during
MARS2013 campaign, Feb. 2013 
(c) OeWF (Gerhard Groemer) 
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Egress from MDRS Habitat during Austro
Mars 2006. (c) OeWF (Andreas Koehler) 
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Analog-Astronauts during an EVA during 
AustroMars 2006.
(c) OeWF (Andreas Koehler) 
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Landing on Mars during AustroMars 2006. 
(c) OeWF (Andreas Koehler) 
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Official World Space Week Poster. 
(c) World Space Week Association
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Official World Space Week Poster with Text. 
(c) World Space Week Association 
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Learn more about the project

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.
www.worldspaceweek.org

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.
spacegeneration.org

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.
www.oewf.org

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.
www.kiwispace.org.nz.

Partner Organizations

PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS IN ‘EXPLORING MARS, DISCOVERING EARTH’

AUSTRALIA
Mars Society Australia - http://marssociety.org.au/

CHINA
Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics - http://ev.buaa.edu.cn/about/index.php

GERMANY
Part Time Scientists - http://ptscientists.com/

FRANCE
Planète Mars (French chapter of the Mars Society) - http://www.planete-mars.com/

HUNGARY
Puli Space Technologies http://www.pulispace.com/

INTERNATIONAL
Astronomers without Borders - http://astronomerswithoutborders.org/

MALAYSIA
Independence-X Aerospace - http://independencex.wordpress.com/about/

PAKISTAN
Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) -http://www.suparco.gov.pk/

POLAND
Mars Society Polska - http://www.marssociety.pl/
Hyperion Team, Bialystok University of Technology - http://www.wm.pb.edu.pl/
Scorpio 3; Wrocław University of Technology - http://www.scorpio.pwr.wroc.pl/index.php/en/

SPAIN
WSW Spain - https://www.facebook.com/WorldSpaceWeekSpain

SWITZERLAND 
Swiss Space Museum – http://www.swissspacemuseum.ch

USA
DUBotics, University of Washington Robotics Team - https://www.facebook.com/DBRobotics
Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) - http://hi-seas.org/
Mars Analog Vehicle for Robotic Inspection and Construction (MAVRIC) Team, Iowa State University -https://sites.google.com/site/isumavric/
The Mars Society San Diego - http://marssandiego.org/
Moon Express Inc - http://www.moonexpress.com/
Michigan Mars Rover Team - http://www.umrover.org/
The Penn State Lunar Lion Team - http://lunarlion.psu.edu/
University of North Dakota, Human Spaceflight Lab - http://www.human.space.edu/

 

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