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Real Martian Rock visited Sofia
Posted: 13 May, 2015

Real Martian Rock visited Sofia

On Saturday Space Challenges organized yet another public presentation with a leading Space expert – Dr. Gernot Groemer, Founder and President of Austrian Space Forum, came to Bulgaria and gave a talk on the topic of “Mars Exploration Spacesuit”.

Dr. Groemer has participated in several Mars-analogue missions and zero-g flights. His non-governmental organization works on the engineering and development of one of the Mars spacesuits and they perform extensive testing in mockup locations such as Sahara desert. In his presentation he shared personal experience from these simulations, details about the spacesuit development process and functions, brought a couple of space gloves and even a small Martian rock which came to Earth by a meteorite. Space challenges team and guests had the opportunity to wear the space gloves (not the whole spacesuit because it takes 4 hours to put on!) and try to do simple exercises such as tying shoe laces.


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