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Space exploration

It is an old dream of mankind to overcome the laws of gravity and to be weightless. But in practice this leads to serious problems. Without gravity acting on the human body muscle and bone are decomposed.

To explore these issues and develop solutions that could be used, for example at the International Space Station or on a trip to Mars, we are involved in several projects using our Galileo Space, Leonardo Mechanograpyh and Stratec pQCT systems:

Berlin Bedrest studies (BBR I und BBR II)
Zentrum für Muskel und Knochen (ZMK), Charité Berlin

Parabolic flight campaigns (8th, 14th and 15th)
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- u. Raumfahrt (DLR)

Integrated Countermeasures for Microgravity Effects (ICS)
European Space Agency (ESA)

Mars-500 project
Russian Space Agency Roskosmos, European Space Agency (ESA) and
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- u. Raumfahrt (DLR)

Toulouse Bedrest Study 2012   
European Space Agency (ESA)

Galileo Space Centrifuge, Short-arm Centrifuge DLR
Training with up to 2.5-times gravity
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR),
European Space Agency (ESA)

Cologne Bedrest Study 2015 
European Space Agency (ESA),
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)