Zoohackathon – Coding to End Wildlife Trafficking

Teams of energetic programmers gathered in the Elephant House at Zoo Vienna Schönbrunn for a Zoohackathon organized by the U.S. Embassy and the Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs. This event was part of a global initiative by the U.S. Government. Ambassador Trevor Traina opened the event and pointed out the importance of tackling the pressing global …

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50th Anniversary of the first Moonlanding

Full house for our double bill event celebrating the 50th anniversary of  NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration ‘s Apollo 11 Moon landing! The audience was treated to a stellar performance by the Markus Gaudriot Trio and taken back to the exciting days 50 years ago with the display of postal items, images, and newspaper articles collected by Profil editor Otmar …

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Forward to the Moon

Kenneth Bowersox, deputy associate administrator for the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA and a former astronaut, gave a talk at Vienna’s Natural History Museum, sharing experiences from his missions to low-Earth orbit, along with NASA and their partners‘ plans heading forward to the Moon once again – an exploration campaign that is …

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Ambassador Traina at the Institute of Science and Technology

Ambassador Traina travelled to Klosterneuburg to visit the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria, a research institute dedicated to basic research and graduate education in the natural and mathematical sciences. The Institute, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2019, has grown from zero to an impressive 700 students, scholars and scientific and admin staff within less than ten years of …

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