Sean Blair interviewed me for the summer issue of the BBC Focus, a top British monthly magazine about science and technology.
“Have you ever thought that Romanians can reach Mars?” – asks Alice Gherman “Well, not really Mars” – continues the young journalist ” – but a simulated expedition dubbed RoMars – a two-week trip in the Colorado desert of the USA, in an environment similar to the Martian one”. The four-page article is featured in [...]
In conjunction with the Moot Court regional round, the International Institute of Space Law and the Indonesial Institute of International Law organised a conference on “The Role of Law in an Asian Space Age: Institutions and Applications”. My contribution, called “Marx on Mars – from Res Communis to Res Communist” – examined in a critical [...]
Between June 4-5, I was honoured to serve as a judge for the Asia-Pacific Round of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition at the Universitas Pelita Harapan in Indonesia. The quality of the teams was amazing – the Asian students excelled both in their knowledge of space law, as well as in their [...]
Between April 20-24 2011, I had the privilege of being a special guest of the fourth International Meeting of Astronomy and Astronautics in Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil. Marcelo de Souza and the “Louis Cruls” astronomy club were amazing hosts – not only to me, but to other guests such as Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Duke, [...]
On the occasion of Yuri’s Night, the Timisoara branch of the European Law Students Association (ELSA) invited me to give a space law lecture at the West University Law School. I was delighted to oblige! I spoke to the students about jurisdiction and about space property rights, and then I answered their various questions about [...]
The International Symposium on Asteroid Mitigation and Exploration, held in College Station, Texas, brought together an international community of researchers and practitioners who discussed new research results, mitigation and exploration strategies, international collaboration, and public awareness. In additional to presentations from attendees, a round table was held to discuss future international cooperation, public awareness, and [...]
“I am a product of the mass media!” – I declared to Mihai Cristian Stirbu, who interviewed me for the “Cariere” (Careers) magazine. “I got the ‘space bug’ from Carl Sagan’s ‘Cosmos’ series, while Commander Cousteau’s documentaries introduced me to my hobby – scuba diving”. Mihai’s interview is not only about RoMars – the Romanian [...]
Uica Mihai (“Uncle Michael”) is an acclaimed Romanian chef, hosted by Veronica Mihoc’s show TVR3 / TVR Timisoara “Ca la mama acasa” (Home-cooked meals). I was honoured to accept their invitation to share my culinary experiences on “Mars” in my quality of “Captain Cook”.
Cristina Baican of the Romanian Television channels TVR3 and TVR Timisoara interviewed me for a 26-minute feature on my career at the Romanian Space Agency – namely, space law research and leading the first Romanian mission to the Mars Desert Research Station.
Timisoara’s Iulius Mall Carturesti bookshop hosted me for a talk under the name “Despre Marte in luna lui Marte” (About Mars in the Month of March), an event organised by Anca Pol. Carturesti has been my kind host many times, and it is a mutual hope and conviction that this will not be the last [...]
Raluca Nelepcu interviewed me for the newspaper of the German community of Romania.
Andreea Medinschi-Niculescu interviewed me for her talkshow, “Ceasul Bun” – “The Good Hour”, on Analog TV; I was delighted to tell her about our adventures on “Mars” (Mars Desert Research Station) and my work as a researcher at the Romanian Space Agency.
Andreea Medinsch-Niculescu of Analog TV Timisoara interviewed me about my – and my coleagues – experiences at the MDRS: Six researchers are the first Romanians who ever traveled to Mars. The six youngsters are part of a crew that for two weeks participated at a project for simulating life on the Red Planet. Their mission [...]
Having interviewed me the previous day, Realitatea Tv – the main news television of Romania – broadcast this 2-minute story about RoMars2011 at 18:50: “They saw their dream come true. Six Romanian researchers simulated an expedition to Mars. [...] Romania is the fourth country in the world who simulates an expedition to Mars. In order [...]