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Survival on Mars

Aggressive space radiation, a toxic atmosphere, temperatures averaging minus 65 degrees Celsius. Scientists Christiane Heinicke and Katharina Koschek explain what they are researching in the science magazine "Impact".

"Living conditions on Mars are anything but friendly. For survival in this extreme environment, the Bremen initiative 'Humans on Mars' is researching radically new solutions that will also benefit humans on planet Earth", says Rainer Busch. The journalist was a guest of the "Humans on Mars" initiative launched by MAPEX for the U Bremen Research Alliance. He visited geophysicist Christiane Heinicke at the Center for Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM). She is leading the development of a future Mars station there. He also spoke with chemist Katharina Koschek. She is conducting research at Fraunhofer IFAM on using space radiation to generate energy. The complete article about the work of the two Bremen scientists can be found here.

From the deep sea to outer space

The science magazine "Impact" is published regularly by the U Bremen Research Alliance. The University of Bremen and 12 institutes of non-university research, financed by the federal states cooperate in this alliance. It includes research institutes of the four major German science organizations, i.e. the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the Helmholtz Association, the Leibniz Association and the Max Planck Society, as well as the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). Cooperation in the U Bremen Research Alliance spans the four scientific focal points "Marine, Polar and Climate Research," "Materials Sciences and their Technologies," "Health Sciences" and "Minds, Media, Machines," and thus literally "From the Deep Sea to Outer Space." The scientific exchange in the focus "Materials Sciences and their Technologies" takes place through the cooperation in the MAPEX Center for Materials and Processes.

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