Education is one of the main pillars of the EXORiON Foundation’s activity.
The subject of meetings with students are unique experiences gathered by the implementation of projects and analog space simulations. The meetings are interactive lectures with the presentation of various research and scenario tests conducted in extreme conditions. An example of these classes were lectures related to the Strefa Psyche project organized together with the SWPS University. The results of the EXO.17 simulation with human factor testing were showed to students. The lectures were conducted in 5 cities – Warsaw, Poznań, Wrocław, Chorzów and Gdańsk and were very popular.
The presentation of tests was particularly popular. It took place as part of the WUD Silesia 2017 conference, where we conducted the “Crossing the System Borders” panel together with nearly 30 specialists from Poland and the world.
The activity of the EXORiON Foundation is related not only to science and research, but also to the market’s need to conduct tests and projects of companies from the SME. Therefore, we were invited to present the business model of the EXORiON Foundation at the European Forum for New Ideas in 2017 working with the Foundation for Polish Science and the Lewiatan Group.
The lectures in a broader dimension bring closer the issue of conducting scenario tests in extreme condition. These lectures are also supplemented by workshops. We discuss there the real problems we encountered during the simulation and work out appropriate solutions that could become the basis for future analog simulations and even space programs. One of the examples of such workshops is the First Mars Congress as part of the Przemiany Festival made by the Polish Space Professionals Association and the Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw. Jakub Falaciński led there the panel “Habitats – life in extreme isolation” analyzing various aspects of habitat design for the survival and research work of the Mars team.
The EXORiON Foundation also promotes science related to space exploration and analog simulations by cooperation with the media. One of such forms of assistance was the speech of Jakub Falaciński in the popular science program Sonda 2.
Additionally, Jakub Falaciński presented possible problems related to the human factor in space tourism during a meeting with space exploration fans which was a part of the Summer Cinema made by the Copernicus Science Center.
Another non-standard educational activity is running competitions for children and youth. One of such was the Final of the 3rd edition of the ReMy competition, where dr. Natalia Zalewska (Space Research Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Aviation) working with the Copernicus Science Center and ESERO, gave a presentation on EXO.17. In addition, she conducted a discussion panel for National Geographic due to the premiere of the series “Mars”.
Additionally, we are supported by over twenty specialists of space engineering, robot construction, radio communications, programming, physics, telemedicine and geology.