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Analog Astronaut Training Center (AATC) is a privately established laboratory to simulate space environment for scientific experiments focused on space biology and medicine. The facility belongs to Astro Tech and Bioastronautics Research company and it is located in Rzepiennik Suchy in the South of Poland. It specialises in operational trainings for scientists, engineers, space enthusiasts and future astronaut candidates. It is also the first in the world such private company, which accelerates human spaceflight scientific studies. AATC was created by former European Space Agency professionals. It is the next step of evolution after establishing the Lunares habitat and gaining experience in organization of multiple lunar and martian analog missions.

Programs offered in 2020

  • Human centrifuge training course – collaboration with Military Institute of Aerospace Medicine in Warsaw, Poland
  • Hyperbaric, Hypobaric and Thermal chambers – collaboration with Military Institute of Aerospace Medicine in Warsaw, Poland
  • Robotic operations and Human Robotic support in extreme environments – collaboration with ABM Space, Toruń, Poland
  • Soyuz systems and orbital mechanics – collaboration with cosmonaut general Hermaszewski (Soyuz 30)
  • H.U.E.T. trainer and sea survival – collaboration with Gdynia Maritime School 
  • Habitat systems and mission operations in Lunares habitat – collaboration with Space Garden
  • PADI certified scuba diver training courses (to Dive Master level) – collaboration with Deep Diver Pila
  • Skydiving courses – collaboration with Polish Parachuting Association, Poznan division
  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care medical courses – ex special forces operators

Programs in development

  • Pilot training course [from PPL(A) to CPL(A) and from PPL(H) to CPL(H)] – collaboration with Aeroklub Orlat
  • Soyuz water egress and contingency survival (fire, depress, chemical fumes) – collaboration with Deep Diver Pila
  • Exoskeleton training course – with Institute of Medical Technology and Equipment ITAM
  • Fire fighting – collaboration with Fire Department Academy
  • Ophthalmology and emergency eye surgery – Independent MDs
  • Surgery courses – Independent MDs
  • Dental emergencies – Medical University of Poznań, Poland 
  • Speleology courses
  • Extreme Medicine courses – collaboration with Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
  • Trips to Bajkonur, Kennedy Space Center, Johnson Space Center, Technik Museum Speyer (for Buran), National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, European Astronaut Center
  • Project PoSSUM and Project Otter collaboration
  • 3D printing for space applications course with ABM Space, Toruń, Poland
  • Aerospace engineering and astronautics course – collaboration with Polish Air Force Academy
  • ISRU development course
  • e-learning platform for “reversed classes” for each of the training courses 


Agata Kołodziejczyk

dr Agata Kołodziejczyk

Director of Scientific Projects

Neuroscientist, astrobiologist. The initiator of the first habitat in Poland. Creator and private investor of the laboratory equipment inside the Lunares base. Former postdoc in biomimetics at the European Space Agency in Advanced Concepts Team… Learn More.

Matt Harasymczuk

Matt Harasymczuk

Director of Flight Crew Operations

Aerospace and Software Engineer. Developing HabitatOS. Former European Space Agency engineer… Learn More.