The Media & Outreach Team is reaching out to students and young professionals, with zeal for space exploration, from around the globe to join our PMAS 2017 and showcase their skills in order to make this mission Phenomenal.
The Space Generation Advisory Council in support of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications (SGAC) is a non-governmental organisation, which aims to represent students and young space professionals to the United Nations, industry, agencies and academia. SGAC has permanent observer status in the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS). SGAC has a long history, and was conceived at the Third United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Space (UNISPACE-III) in Vienna in 1999. The SGAC Executive Council is made up of representatives from each of the six UN regions, and has a larger body of representatives from nation states. Our focus is on pragmatic space policy advice to policy makers based on the interests of students and young professionals, broadly in the age range 18-35, interested in space from around the world.
About PMAS 2017
The PMAS 2017 aims to conduct a realistic human Moon/Mars simulation mission, that means having a fully isolated analogue astronaut crew, where all communications from the Mission Support Center with the astronauts will be performed only via time-delayed channels to simulate the long distance between the Earth and Mars. We will conduct geological, psychological, technological, biological, and astronomical experiments to ensure the capabilities we use to explore Mars are safe, efficient, and sustainable. Learn more.
1) To run a realistic human Mars mission simulation, i.e. with a fully isolated astronaut crew, communications will be performed only via time-delayed channels to simulate real mission operations.
2) To conduct solid research on the following topics:
- Impact of environment on astronaut performance during geological field work and mission operations
- Human robotic interaction to support human activities on a planetary surface
- Psychology and behaviour of single or small groups of individuals in a confined environment with little or no external interactions
- Plant growth on simulated Martian soil
- Telescope-based astronomy
3) To grow public interest in space exploration by engaging the general public in an informative documentary and involving students and young professionals in interactive mission-related challenges and citizen science projects.
(SGAC Strategic Partnerships Coordinator, Jan Svoboda, presenting the mission at SGFF16. Credit: SGAC, SEPG, Jan Svoboda, Reinhard Tlustos)
If your research or your organisation is able to co-support a portion of the endeavour to help offset mission costs, you can purchase a slot for your experiment on our mission. We had a contingent of free-of-charge experiment slots reserved solely for students and volunteers. (Call for experiments is currently closed!)
We’re Looking For:
Scientific Experiments Proposals (Call for experiments is currently closed!)
People To Spread The Word
- Graphic Designers
- Video Editors
- Documentary Crew
- Crowd-funding Experts
- Opportunity to join the Science Team
- Opportunity to join the Planning and Scheduling Team
Graphic Designers: Graphic designers will design posters and stuff that can be shared on our social media or crowd-funding platforms. Experience, commitment, creativity, and some basic Knowledge of space science are the only criteria we are searching for.
Illustrators: Illustrators will design infographics and illustration that help educate students, and the general public, about space exploration, planetary science, and quick facts about the PMAS 2017. These could be about EVAs, experiment conduction proceadures, or some quick science facts. Experience, commitment, creativity, and some basic Knowledge of space science are the only criteria we are searching for.
Animators: Animators will create animations to educate students, and the general public, about planetary science, experiment conduction proceadures, and some quick facts about the mission. Experience, commitment, creativity, and some basic Knowledge of space science are the only criteria we are searching for.
Video Editors: Video editors are asked to edit a promo video (to be released by the end of August) and to edit and help in the production of the documentary. Experience, commitment, and creativity are the only criteria we are searching for.
Photographers: Photographers will help capture photos and video during the mission (at the MSC)
Reporters: Reporters are asked to conduct interviews with the Mission Support Team, Team Coordinators, Astronauts, and people from outside of SEPG (if applicable). Experience, commitment, creativity, and some basic Knowledge of space science are the only criteria we are searching for.
Documentary Crew: The crew will be responsible for shooting, editing, producing, and distributing the documentary to the public. Experience, commitment, and creativity are the only criteria we are searching for.
Crowd-funding Experts: Crowd-funding experts are required to advise our team, propose ideas, and regularly post updates for our upcoming campaign.
Opportunity to join the Science Team: We are receiving Experiment Proposals until the 2nd of October 2016. If you have an experiment Idea, send us your Proposal. Additionally, the science team will monitor the experiment conduction proceadures done by our astronauts and will ensure that these experiments are done properly during the mission. Should you have any queries, please contact Abigail.
Opportunity to join the Planning and Scheduling Team: Will help plan, coordinate, and schedule events, activities, and operations. Should you have any queries, please contact Efi or Sebastian.
What We Offer
Please note that all of our members are volunteers and are not paid to do this. We offer all of the PMAS 2017 participants an amazing, a remarkable, and an unforgettable experience, the opportunity to get hands-on experience in an actual space project and to work with an international, multicultural, and interdisciplinary team. The outcomes and discoveries of the PMAS 2017 will be recorded and will ultimately lead to several publications in peer-reviewed journals and/or at conferences, and therefore will contribute directly to space science and technology, advancing our current exploration systems / capabilities. As we are partnering / collaborating with leading agencies, organizations, and institutions in the space sector, the PMAS 2017 and its team will have an international exposure in the media. Additionally, we will offer valuable certificates of recognition to our participants.
Learn More About The PMAS 2017