BBC Focus: “Who Owns Space?”

Jul 15, 2011 No Comments by

Sean Blair interviewed me for the summer issue of the BBC Focus, a top British monthly magazine about science and technology.

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Almanahul Flacara Estival 2011: “Romanians have been to Mars”

Jul 01, 2011 No Comments by

“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 [...]

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June 6-7, Jakarta, Indonesia – IISL/ISIL space law conference

Jun 06, 2011 No Comments by

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 [...]

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June 4-5, Jakarta – The Asia-Pacific Round of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court

Jun 05, 2011 No Comments

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 Рthe Asian students excelled both in their knowledge of space law, as well as in their [...]

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4th International Meeting of Astronomy and Astronautics

Apr 24, 2011 No Comments

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, [...]

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ELSA Timisoara: Man’s Jurisdiction in Outer Space – Absurd, or Real?

Apr 13, 2011 No Comments

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 [...]

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The International Symposium on Asteroid Mitigation and Exploration, Texas A&M University, April 4-6

Apr 06, 2011 No Comments

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 [...]

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Cariere: “Romanians on the Red Planet”

Apr 02, 2011 No Comments

“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 [...]

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Tarom Insight: “Romanian Travelers to the Red Planet”

Apr 01, 2011 No Comments

Tarom Insight – the inflight magazine of TAROM – Romania’s national air carrier – published, for its April-May 2011 issue, an article signed by Diana Bogdan – “Romanian Travelers to the Red Planet”. The entire magazine can be read online here , or aboard a Tarom flight.

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March 30th, 2011: “Ca la mama acasa”, TVR3/TVR Timisoara

Mar 30, 2011 No Comments

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”.

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March 16th, 2011: “Romanians Without Frontier”, TVR3 / TVR Timisoara

Mar 16, 2011 No Comments

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.

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Carturesti, Timisoara: “Despre Marte in luna lui Marte” – “About Mars in the Month of March”

Mar 16, 2011 No Comments

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 [...]

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Allgemeine Deutsche Zeitung / Banater Zeitung: Zu Besuch auf dem Roten Planeten

Mar 16, 2011 No Comments

Raluca Nelepcu interviewed me for the newspaper of the German community of Romania.

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Radio Timisoara: “Cap de afis” with Simona Pele

Mar 11, 2011 No Comments

Radio Timisoara’s Simona Pele has me as a guest to “Cap de afis”, where she interviews me about the RoMars 2011 mission.

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Libertatea: We Stepped on ‘Mars’

Mar 06, 2011 No Comments

The “Libertatea” newspaper featured today a two-page article written by Alexandra Ariciu about our “Martian” experiences.

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2 March 2011, “Ceasul Bun”, Analog TV

Mar 02, 2011 No Comments

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.

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TEDx Timisoara: Mars and the Rediscovery of Wonder

Mar 02, 2011 No Comments

Vlad Fiscutean, the curator of TEDx Timisoara, invided me to give a talk about the RoMars expedition at the TEDx event appropriately called “The Rediscovery of Wonder”. As Carl Sagan said, “Mars is a world of wonders” – a truth that I tried to convey to the public.

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Analog TV: Romanians on Mars

Feb 25, 2011 No Comments

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 [...]

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Realitatea TV: Six Romanians participated to the simulation of an expedition to Mars

Feb 19, 2011 No Comments

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 [...]

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Antena 1: Romanians, ready to reach Mars

Feb 18, 2011 No Comments

Antena 1 interviewed most of the RoMars crew, and the head of the Romanian Space Agency:

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