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Lecture: How dangerous is life in space?

6. November 2019 @ 19:00 - 21:00


Bild: Vadim Sadovski

Markus Braun, DLR: How dangerous is life in space?

Space has always fascinated humankind, but it has seemed out of reach. It is only recently that working, eating and sleeping in zero gravity have become a matter of routine for astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS). However, what looks like routine today poses a serious challenge for the human body. Appropriate countermeasures, radiation protection and life support systems must be developed before humans can use space for commercial purposes and push on in the direction of the Moon and Mars. German scientists have long claimed that they are the leaders in research under space conditions. Dr Markus Braun explains how The DLR Space Administration organises and funds these projects, which include work on parabolic flights, satellites and the ISS.

This series of talks accompanies the special exhibition ‘Departure to Universe! The Experience of Space Travel’, which will be showcased at Heinz Nixdorf Museums Forum from 5 July 2019 to 5 January 2020. In a space covering 800 square metres, visitors will be taken on an exciting voyage of discovery through space and time, during which they will hear an account of the conquest of space by humans and experience it themselves via interactive stations.

‘Departure to Universe!’ was conceived by HNF in cooperation with the DLR Space Administration.

Admission to the talks is free.




6. November 2019
19:00 - 21:00


Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum
Fürstenallee 7
Paderborn, 33102 Deutschland
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