THE DENSITY OF BONE: Visiting Biologist Patrick Lau in his office and laboratory at DLR Campus

After passing passport control at the campus’ gates, it is building 24 on the DLR area. A large place, almost like a little town in the suburbs of Cologne, located in a wood. Not many know that it is the home of the German Aerospace Center DLR, as well as the European Space Agency ESA.

Every astronaut heading for outer space has to come here. Frank de Winne, Belgium commander of the international space station ISS, called it “the Houston of Europe.”

But there is more than just space travelling. There is research in progress. Often influenced by space travelling.

At building 24, biologist Patrick Lau works in a team of doctors, engineers and psychologists. Researching on the density of human bones. The loss and growing of cells. Most of the time in balance, disorders can affect the continous process. Also being in outer space can prevent the bone from growing and stabilizing. An astronaut’s problem.

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Qui tacet consentit. He who remains silent consents. I think this is why so many unpleasant things start to unfold in this once great country. If a majority of citizens prefers to  stay silent it creates the notion that it agrees with all those actions been taken by a minority (like the tea party) or special interest groups (lobbyists funded by Corporations). Many people remain silent as they are misled…

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