Agnieszka Elwertowska, a computer engineer and student of the WSB University in Gdańsk, took part in the CHILL-ICE mission organised by Euro Moon Mars ESTEC in one of Iceland’s lava tunnels.
Often described as a prophet and visionary, world-renowned Sci-Fi writer and futurologist Stanisław Lem is the world’s most often translated Polish writer, whose book Solaris was perhaps his internationally best known work, twice made into a film, most recently directed by Steven Soderbergh with George Clooney in the starring role. His recognition is such that it was recently announced that European Space Agency astronauts travelling on Elon Musk’s SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft will honour Lem in space as part of their six-month mission.
TFN speaks to Agnieszka Elwertowska, an analogue Mars mission commander, engineer and IT student, who hopes to become only the second Polish astronaut after Mirosław Hermaszewski.
A device for monitoring levels of emotional states, like fear, relaxation or stress has been devised by Polish companies for the European Space Agency (ESA).
Testing if maggots can breed without gravity is one of the tasks scientists chosen to live in the Mars-like environment are required to carry out.