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Space exploration and life science: Student event at University of Stuttgart

University of Stuttgart and TIME SCALE, in cooperation with ESA Education Office and DLR, invite students at University of Stuttgart to a social and inspirational space-event, February 8, 2017. Meet ESA astronaut Reinhold Ewald. Hear about space exploration, life on board the International Space Station, the TIME SCALE research project and life science in space. And see how you can participate in space research: Take your own project into weightlessness and do experiments on rockets and balloons.

Students at University of Stuttgart are invited to a social and inspirational event on life science research in space, at Raumfahrtzentrum Baden-Württemberg, RZBW Mediathek, Pfaffenwaldring 29, Wednesday February 8, 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30. The event is free for students at University of Stuttgart, and open for a limited number of students. Download event poster (PDF, 0.5MB).

Registration is now closed.


  • Space exploration, life support systems and the International Space Station as a research platform
  • The TIME SCALE research project: Next-level technology towards future space exploration and improved food production on Earth
  • ESA astronaut Reinhold Ewald on life onboard the International Space Station
  • Mini-competition, food and beverage
  • Information about programs for space-related student projects
    • Fly Your Thesis! program of the European Space Agency
    • REXUS/BEXUS program of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB).
  • Launch of TIME SCALE student competition: Receive help from the TIME SCALE consortium on your way towards conducting a space-related student project under microgravity conditions.

In addition to ESA astronaut Reinhold Ewald, you will meet representatives from ESA Education Office, DLR/ZARM and members of the TIME SCALE project consortium; from department of Space Transport Technology at University of Stuttgart and from Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Space from NTNU Social Research in Norway.

The Airbus Zero-G airplane during a parabolic campaign. Through their Fly Your Thesis! program, the European Space Agency (ESA) Education Office offers master and PhD students the possibility of taking their scientific experiments or technological research to microgravity conditions. Photo: ESA.
Student group from Rexus 20, working on communication testing. The REXUS/BEXUS program offers students from universities and higher education colleges across Europe to carry out scientific and technological experiments on research rockets and balloons. Photo: DLR/REXUS/BEXUS.
NASA Astronaut Tom Marshburn operates the European Modular Cultivation System (EMCS) onboard the International Space Station. EMCS is a small and experimental "greenhouse" for life science research in space. The TIME SCALE project develops next-level technology for EMCS and for futhre life science research in space. The TIME SCALE results contribute towards future space exploration and improved food production on Earth. Photo: NASA.

January 19, 2017