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Life on Mars - ic! Berlin
Life on Mars - ic! Berlin

Back in the 70s David Bowie famously wondered if there was life on Mars. In 2018 the Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) and ic! berlin are one step closer to answering that question.

Life on Mars - ic! Berlin
Life on Mars - ic! Berlin

In the extreme, Martian-like conditions of the Omani desert a team of pioneering men and women from 25 countries are paving the way for future manned missions to Mars. As they prepare for the Red Planet ic! berlin is there to shield their eyes from everything Earth’s atmosphere can throw at them.

Life on Mars - ic! Berlin
Life on Mars - ic! Berlin
Life on Mars - ic! Berlin

For four weeks in February a small field crew will study equipment, procedures and techniques to detect life on Mars. During the simulations the analog astronauts from the OeWF will test the prototype spacesuit Aouda. At 45 kilograms this ‘wearable spacecraft’ is designed to protect humans against the hostile Martian landscape: dust storms with wind speeds of 200kp/h; galactic cosmic rays of radiation; temperatures below –100°C. For ocular protection against the harsh desert sun on Earth the choice was clear: feather-light sunglasses from ic! berlin.

Life on Mars - ic! Berlin
Life on Mars - ic! Berlin

As pioneers of the eyewear industry ic! berlin knows all about breaking new ground and exploring new territories. Our screwless sunglasses redefined what eyewear could be over twenty years ago. Today, our new collection of rubberised sunglasses and glasses are the perfect choice to with stand the harsh conditions of the Omani desert. The next step is to see how they fare on Mars.

Life on Mars - ic! Berlin
Life on Mars - ic! Berlin
Life on Mars - ic! Berlin

In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Österreichischen Weltraum Forum
Fotografiert von Florian Voggeneder

amadee-18 Österreichisches Weltraum Forum
 
 
 

‘Layup’
in burgundy
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material: rubber, a polyurethane-based thermoplastic elastomer (TPE-U).

 

‘Baseline’
in pearl | dusty pink
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material: rubber, a polyurethane-based thermoplastic elastomer (TPE-U).

 

material: metal, extremely flexible and lightweight 0.5mm spring stainless steel.

 

‘Alley-Oop’
in light grey
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material: rubber, a polyurethane-based thermoplastic elastomer (TPE-U).

 

‘Fadeaway’
in black | mustard
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material: metal, extremely flexible and lightweight 0.5mm spring stainless steel.

 

material: rubber, a polyurethane-based thermoplastic elastomer (TPE-U).

 

‘Hofmann’
in blue
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material: rubber, a polyurethane-based thermoplastic elastomer (TPE-U).

 

‘Vincent B.’
in taupe
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material: rubber, a polyurethane-based thermoplastic elastomer (TPE-U).

 

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