In the highly technological environment of the future, people will be even more mobile – both on Earth and in space. And they must remain equally healthy and effective in both of these environments. Our Institute of Aerospace Medicine provides for this by developing long-term solutions aimed at increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of the system of interdependent effects between humans, machines, and the environment. The institute makes important contributions to the medical areas of prevention, individualization and remote care so as to meet the demands people face, both in today’s society and that of the future.
The scientific circle in Cologne (Kölner Wissenschaftsrunde), the association of scientific facilities, universities and institutes as well as enterprises, presents the Year of Space Flight and Aviation 2013 in Cologne with many exciting events on very different topics related to space flight and aviation: www.koelner-themenjahr.de
From 1st to 5th July 2013 the 26th Planetary Congress “Citizens of Space -- Stewards of Earth” of the Association of Space Explorers will take place in Cologne. The association supports human spaceflight and research in space and on Earth. There will be different events, public and internal lectures in Cologne, Bonn and Aachen as well as all over Germany: www.ase26.org
July 5th, 2013: Opening of :envihab, the new research facility of the Institute of Aerospace Medicine in Cologne. :envihab is a modularly designed innovative research facility with unique research capabilities and performance features to study the complex problems presented by a closed life-support system and the interactions between humans and the environment: www.dlr.de/envihab/ (invitation only)
The 19th IAA Humans in Space Symposium will be held from July 7-12, 2013 in Cologne, Germany: "Linking the challenges of space exploration with medicine on Earth" will be the main topic for the scientists to discuss recent developments of spaceflight medicine: www.his2013.com
July 8th, 2013: Opening and the award ceremony of The International Humans in Space Youth Art Competition (HISYAC). The current competition invites young people from 10 to18 years of age to submit visual, literary, musical and video artwork expressing their vision of how humans will use science and technology in the future to explore space and uncover its mysteries:www.humansinspaceart.org