Guided tour through the just opened medical research facility where the effects of diverse environmental conditions on humans are being analyzed and explored.

Cryogenic Wind Tunnel

Guided tour and presentation of a Cryogenic Wind Tunnel for aerodynamic and aeroacoustic experiments.

Research is done there not only on aircraft models but also on terrestrial vehicles models such as high speed trains.

The Cryogenic Wind Tunnel in Cologne, in contrast to almost all other wind tunnels worldwide, allows Mach and Reynolds numbers to be adjusted independently from each other. This is a main feature to examine models a lot smaller than 1:1.

The European Astronaut Centre

The European Astronaut Center (EAC) was established in 1990 and is located near Cologne, Germany. The EAC team is made up of more than 100 professionals, complemented by staff from the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the French space agency CNES and from industry. Led by ESA astronaut Frank de Winne, EAC reinforces the European commitment to human space programs. Through its determined work over the last decades, EAC has established itself as a center of excellence for astronaut selection, training, medical support and surveillance, as well as support of astronauts and their families during preparation for and during flight.

Startup corner

As startups are one of the main growth drivers for innovative mobility solutions, we have invited selected start-ups that will present their ideas and approaches and will be open to discuss innovative mobility topics.