We would like to thank our partners for believing in our mission and allowing us to shoot for the Moon and beyond !

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The Swiss Space Center contributes to the implementation of the Swiss Space Policy.
It provides a service supporting institutions, academia and industry to access space missions and related applications and promote interaction between these stakeholders.

Skyguide provides air navigation services for Switzerland and certain adjacent parts of neighbouring countries. With its 1500 employees at 14 locations in Switzerland, the company guides some 1.2 million civil and military flights a year safely and efficiently through Europe’s most complex airspace.

The EPFL Space Center (eSpace) is an interdisciplinary unit responsible for the federation of space and drone activities at EPFL.
Specifically, eSpace is coordinating space education at EPFL, developing state of the art nano-satellites, and fostering space research on campus.

The association of the towns of Crans-Montana (ACCM) is a group of towns comprised of Crans-Montana, Icogne and Lens.

Regarding the Asclepios project, the service for the economical promotion has helped organize a workshop in extreme environment lead by french polar explorator Alban Michon for the formation of the astronauts. They also have offered us a financial support.

The CDH coordinates the Social and Human Sciences (SHS) program, that concerns every EPFL students. The Digital Humanities Institute offers a Master in Digital Humanities, and is linked to the Digital Humanities Doctoral Program. The Institute for Area and Global Studies offers a Minor in Science, Technology and Area Studies, as well as semester projects abroad.


The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.

The Austrian Space Forum is one of the leading institutions conducting Mars analog missions, thus paving the way for the future human exploration of the Red Planet. Experts from a broad variety of disciplines as well as the spaceflight sector constitute the core of the OeWF’s continued endeavor.
In addition the OeWF also contributes significantly to inspiring and educating young people in the sectors of science, technology and engineering.

ESTEE’s vision is to facilitate human space exploration, as well as ecologically and economically optimized methods of living within Earth’s Biosphere.

Swiss Polar Institute is a consortium of swiss universities which regroups EPFL, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, ETH Zurich and the University of Bern.

The objective is to measure and quantify the impact of the climate change and the pollution in the polar areas

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 They agreed to provide us with vegan cookies to feed the astronautes during the mission and the month before.

Put simply, it’s meat from plants planted.meat.
We at Planted believe that meat as we know it does not need to include the animal. There is a better way to feed the planet, and planted is part of the solution. We create delicious, nutritious, sustainable, and juicy meats made entirely from plants. Conserving natural resources, respecting animals and having a positive impact on our health while fighting climate change. Too good to be true? Give us a try

Logitech offered us some technological devices for the crew of analog astronauts, the Mission Control Center, and the communication between them.

Chéserex is a commune at the foot of the Jura mountains. 

Chéserex will host the Mission Control Center (MCC) during the mission. They agreed to lend us a room to install our MCC team and also a shelter for them to sleep during the simulation.

Saint-Sulpice, a commune by the side of the Leman lake and next to Lausanne, agreed to lend us a shed to store our equipment.

Consultation NB offers therapies, care and treatment for all, in order to treat various ailments, such as the treatment of anxiety or psychological problems.

Froggie production has lend us recording equipment in order to shoot our aftermovie as well as capture images. They are also going to be realizing our aftermovie.

The Mars Society Switzerland, a Swiss member of the Mars Society family, is dedicated to the promotion of crewed missions to Mars and the accession of man to this world. It is interested in everything that is necessary to achieve this goal and fully supports the Asclepios project, which it sees as an intelligent and effective contribution to faster progress.

The School of Basic Sciences is responsible for teaching and research in chemistry, mathematics, physics and related domains.
A growing emphasis has been developing in fields at the interface between our traditional disciplines.

EPFL’s IC School is one of the main European centers for education and research in the field of Information Technology.

The disciplines grouped in the school of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC) are called upon to find solutions to the most important challenge of our time : to guarantee a sustainable living environment for humanity through a successful integration of human activities within the biosphere.

You are an athlete or just one who want to discover a new sport? The Service des sports UNIL-EPFL give you the opportunity to practice the sport you want among more than 80 possibilities.

Educational Institutions

EPFL is Europe’s most cosmopolitan technical university. It welcomes students, professors and collaborators of more than 120 nationalities.
EPFL has both a Swiss and international vocation and focuses on three missions: teaching, research and innovation.
EPFL collaborates with an important network of partners, including other universities and colleges, secondary schools and gymnasiums, industry and the economy, political circles and the general public, with the aim of having a real impact on society.

The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.The Institute is committed to generating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge, and to working with others to bring this knowledge to bear on the world’s great challenges. MIT is dedicated to providing its students with an education that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery with the support and intellectual stimulation of a diverse campus community. We seek to develop in each member of the MIT community the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind.

Freedom and individual responsibility, entrepreneurial spirit and open-​mindedness: ETH Zurich stands on a bedrock of true Swiss values.

Our university for science and technology dates back to the year 1855, when the founders of modern-​day Switzerland created it as a centre of innovation and knowledge.

At ETH Zurich, students discover an ideal environment for independent thinking, researchers a climate which inspires top performance. Situated in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, ETH Zurich is pioneering effective solutions to the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

The University of Lausanne is a higher teaching and research institution composed of seven faculties where approximately 15,600 students and about 3,900 research, teaching et technical staff.
Its research activities focus on three main themes: human and social sciences, life sciences and medicine, and environmental sciences.
UNIL lays great store by the quality and innovation of its teaching. This is characterised by a highly interdisciplinary approach which is even reflected in the organisation of its faculties.

The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) has been a leader in educating artists and designers since 1682. Highly skilled professional staff with international professional practices, guide and accompany students through their studies. 

We believe in lifelong learning and offer a School for Young Talent, preparatory courses, bachelor and master degree programmes, and a PhD programme in collaboration with Leiden University. Together with the Royal Conservatoire we form the University of the Arts The Hague.